This BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies course focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues, health care ethics and the integration of health and social care.
In the first year you will be introduced to the many factors that influence health and wellbeing and the issues which need considered in defining what it means to be healthy. You will also develop skills in academic enquiry and writing.
The second and third years build on this knowledge and look more closely at health promotion, public health, ethics, partnership working and collaboration, and skills in research.
The fourth year gives the opportunity to further build on knowledge and skills in these areas, and undertake a dissertation.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)||Pass||Social Services and Healthcare PLUS an additional Scottish Higher|
Nurses will be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) as agreed by NHS Education for Scotland for entry into years two or three of the BA (Hons) Health Studies depending on level of qualification.
Advanced entry to year two of this degree may be possible on completion of HNC Social Care, HNC Health Care, HNC Care and Administration Practice or HNC Social Science (or other relevant HNC).
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58.0||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,650 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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