What is the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science degree?

The importance of studying health from the perspective of social sciences has highly accentuated with the increasing rates of illnesses related to people’s lifestyles, individual choices, ecological factors, and government decisions.

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science degree is designed to cultivate your aspiration to govern the future of health; leisure and social care services through a pleasant academic experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.

The student-centric course involves four academic years inclusive of the foundation year where you nurture your academic skills, build self-confidence and recognise learning progresses to prepare for the undergraduate degree.

Upon successful completion, you will obtain a sound knowledge to make a difference in the ever-evolving field of health and social science.

Why Should I do a Health and Social Science Degree?

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science degree prepares graduates to identify and address the complex societal challenges and tendencies contributing to political instability, climate change, social inequity and similar issues by providing a thorough understanding of how complex groups and societies function, interact and change.

Once the foundation year is completed you will meet the requirements to take the next step to continue the undergraduate degree programme where the three academic years allow you to select optional modules to suit your career aspirations.

Whether you are shifting careers, pursuing your studies or improving your current job prospects, we look forward to welcoming you.

Progression Opportunities

Learning health and social science is great preparation for an extensive variety of careers. Communication, powerful research, and critical thinking skills that our graduates develop are valuable in the workplace and can be applied to enhance any profession.

Our qualified students have emerged through numerous fields related community services, mental health, law, government, journalism, education, social research and even non-profit voluntary work with civilians.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English at grade C/4 or above
  • GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • Minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs.

All applications are considered on individual merit. If you do not meet our advised entry requirements why not make an appointment with our recruitment team who can support you to explore your eligibility or other pathways.

Course Outline

Foundation Year Modules
  • Ways of Learning about the Social World
  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

Year 1 Modules

  • Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World
  • Policy in Context
  • Understanding Sport Development
  • Contemporary Debates
  • Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination
  • Policy and Society
  • Sociology of Health
  • Wellbeing in Society

Year 2 Modules

  • Race Ethnicity and Migration
  • Citizenship, Community and Welfare
  • Ethical Issues in Health and Social Sciences
  • Gender and Sexuality in Society (optional)
  • Research Methods
  • Understanding the Work Environment 1
  • Employability and Volunteering
  • Sport, Diversity and Well-being

Year 3 Modules

  • Dissertation
  • Funding for Sport (optional)
  • Ageing Well Through the Life-Course
  • Global Health and Society (optional)
  • Leadership and Teamwork (optional)
  • Body Culture and Society (optional)
  • Disability in Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System (optional)

Course Specification

  • Course Duration: 4 years, full time
  • Level: RQF Level 3-6
  • Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University
  • Assessment: Mixture of written assessments, exams and practicals
  • Mode of Delivery: Full Time
  • Timetable options: Two full days or two evenings & a Saturday
  • Campus: Southall
  • Intake dates: September 2019 and February 2020
  • Fee: £5500 for the foundation year. And £7500 thereafter for the degree (student loans eligible)

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

How to apply

Foundation year, degree & BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.

Step 1: Initial consultation.

Step 2: Register. If you are a UK or EU applicant, you will need to apply through the UCAS website. You can register with UCAS directly or through your college. UCAS gives you the option of applying for up to five courses and charges you for each course you apply for. Completing the application is your chance to sell yourself. It is your moment to highlight the skills and knowledge you have learnt to date, any qualifications gained and why you want to study your chosen course. There is a step-by-step guide to help with applications on the UCAS website.

Step 3: Interview. After applying for a course with Regent College Higher Education, you will need to attend an admissions interview with our course team. Your recruitment advisor can book the interview for you and help you prepare for it.

Step 4: Submit your application. This is the time to submit your application. Check that you have completed every section before submission. Once you have applied, you will receive an acknowledgement that your application has been received. If any further information is needed, we will contact you. You can use the ‘Track’ section on the UCAS website to monitor the progress of your application.

Offer received

Once we have all the necessary information regarding your application, we will make a final decision. Our decision will be uploaded to the UCAS Track section and you will also receive a letter. If you are offered a place, the offer may be ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’. If you have been accepted onto the course, you will then receive your joining instructions and more information about starting your studies.

Stage 1: Offer selection

You can keep track of all your applications through the UCAS Track section, including all the final offers you receive. Once you have heard back from all the universities you applied to, you will need to choose which offer you want to accept, together with a back-up second choice.

Stage 2: Offer acceptance

The deadline for accepting an offer will be highlighted on UCAS Track, depending on your application submission date.

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