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Burnley College

Health and Social Science

UCAS Code: HW04

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104-112

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Because the course requires students to undertake a work placement, which may involve work with children or vulnerable adults, applicants who are not already in relevant employment will be required to obtain a Statement of Disclosure (DBS), for which a processing fee will be payable. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

This degree will give you key transferable academic skills needed for a successful career in the wellbeing, health, social and voluntary sectors. By studying the changing world and the social and cultural influences on health, wellbeing and society, you will deconstruct issues and challenges related to diversity, health and gender. You will also examine the ways in which globalisation affects the community and understandings of health, wellbeing and ageing.

The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the world from a social science perspective, uniting the areas of health, wellbeing and social science. You will explore health from socio-cultural and global perspectives, as well as from a political, environmental and social policy view. As you learn you will develop skill-sets employers value, such as understanding and working in diverse social settings, critical thinking, report writing, presenting and research methods. On this flexible programme, you can choose from a variety of optional modules in your second and third years of study, allowing you to tailor the programme to suit your own interests, working to your strengths and fine-tuning your career path. In your final year, you will work on a large project, exploring a specific area of interest to yourself and your career plans. You will be able to tailor your dissertation to a particular area of interest, such as gender, diversity, ethnicity, ageing population, mental health, wellbeing, youth, and community.

Modules

Year 1, 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: Race, Ethnicity and Migration (optional); Citizenship, Community and Welfare (optional); Ethical Issues in Health and Social Sciences; Gender and Sexuality in Society (optional); Research Methods; Understanding the Work Environment (1 and 2).

Year 3: Ageing Well through the Life-Course; Body, Culture and Society; Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System; Dissertation; Global Health and Society; Leadership and Teamwork.

Assessment methods

The balance of assessment will vary but will include coursework, written exams and practical tests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
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£9,000
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EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

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Course location:

Burnley College

Department:

Health and Wellbeing

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