De Montfort University

Health and Wellbeing in Society De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

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The Health and Wellbeing in Society BSc (Hons) degree is an interprofessional and dynamic science course. It provides an opportunity for students to understand and analyse contemporary developments in health and social care.

Reasons to Study Health and Wellbeing in Society at DMU:

  • You can tailor your learning to your career interests, helping you develop specialist knowledge along with the transferable skills needed for a diverse range of career opportunities.

  • You will study a range of topics including psychological and social aspects of health and illness, debates and dilemmas in health and social care and mental health and wellbeing.

  • Take advantage of volunteering opportunities with our #DMUlocal initiative, designed to enhance your career prospects and foster a greater understanding of contemporary health issues.

  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our #DMUglobal programme, which has previously involved our students exploring poverty in Florida, supporting refugees in Berlin and considering diversity and inequality in New York.

  • Our graduates have gone on to NHS graduate schemes and fulfilling careers in the NHS and the private healthcare sector, as well as roles in health promotion and education, community development and research.

  • Benefit from teaching underpinned by cutting-edge research including research by DMU academic Kylie Baldwin into the motivations for women who freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons.

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU.

Course details


YEAR ONE: Personal and Academic Development; Psychological and Sociological Theories in Health and Illness; Health and Welfare; Health Improvement and Lifestyle; Introduction to Social Research Methods. YEAR TWO: Applied Social Research Methods; Health and Disease in Communities; Psychological Aspects of Health and Illness; Social Aspects of Health and Illness; Debates and Dilemmas in Health and Social Care. YEAR THREE: Health and Wellbeing in Society Dissertation; Optional Modules

Assessment method

A variety of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including: lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, problem solving, guided reading and e-learning. Typically you will be in lectures between 9 and 14 hours each week. You are expected to engage in additional self-directed study throughout the course. Assessment methods are covered through: essays, reports, presentations, projects, reflective logs, discussion papers, posters/leaflets.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B991
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points From a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent
A level 104 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS tariff points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with a subject a grade C

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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De Montfort University
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Course contact details

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Admissions Team

0116 257 7700

Admissions Division

01162 50 60 70