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De Montfort University

Health and Wellbeing in Society

UCAS Code: B991

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:0,P:45

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

104 UCAS tariff points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with a subject a grade C

UCAS Tariff

104

From a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health studies

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.

Modules

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Welfare professionals
19%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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