University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Integrative Healthcare University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

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Course summary

This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC/D programmes. All first year entrants will start on the HNC and the entry requirements are therefore for this programme. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the second year of the HND. Following achievement of the HND, you can progress to the third year of the degree. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. When completing your application make sure you choose year two. Applicants already holding a relevant HND qualification can apply for direct entry to year three, again where this is the case please make sure you choose year three when completing your application.

The BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare is the only course of its kind in Scotland and has been developed, in consultation with industry, to closely reflect the changing requirements of the healthcare sector in the UK and abroad.

Healthcare practitioners face challenges that require innovative and new approaches to delivering healthcare needs for 21st century clients and increasingly, additional or alternative methods of care such as complementary therapies are being considered.

You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of complementary therapies, research and healthcare while enhancing your analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. A critical awareness of current issues and developments in complementary therapies will also form part of the programme. Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on the wide range of diverse and complex perspectives of health, particularly social policy, ethics, the law, politics, physiology and sociology.

As you progress through the programme your learning will become more self-directed, with the bulk of years three and four being delivered online, with attendance being required for the practical and clinical practice elements of the course only (a two-day induction, and two single weeks for the practical, each year). An online induction module will be available prior to the start of year three to help you get the most out of your studies. This will allow you the flexibility to study from your own location. Placements will be undertaken within an agreed relevant healthcare setting.

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 B340
Institution code H49
Campus name Moray College UHI
Campus code M

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level D Biology, Chemistry or English is preferred but not essential
Scottish Higher C Biology, Chemistry or English is preferred but not essential

Advanced entry to year two (HND) may be possible with a relevant HNC such as HNC Complementary Therapies, with a C or above in the Graded Unit.
Advanced entry to year three may be possible with a relevant HND, including F1BS34 Research and Methodology.
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.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

You may be required to attend an interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
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:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This is a Top-Up Degree whereby Year 1 of the course comprises an HNC and in some cases Year 2 an HND. Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged the Higher National fee for the first and/or second year, increasing to the degree fee rate after this. Please see the course page for specific fees details. RUK students will be charged the RUK HN fee for the Higher National portion of the programme and the degree portion will be charge at the RUK degree fee, the fourth year of consecutive study on the programme is free.

Provider information

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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
UHI Executive Office
Ness Walk
Inverness
IV3 5SQ


Course contact details

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University Admissions Office

01463 279190