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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 | 2021

Subject

Health studies

This degree course is an interprofessional and dynamic science course, providing an opportunity for students to understand and analyse contemporary developments in health and social care.

We’ve structured the course to enable students to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers.

You’ll study personal and academic development, the psychological and sociological theory of health and illness, health and welfare, health improvement and lifestyle, social research methods, health and disease in communities, and health promotion and public health. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in year three including ageing and health, mental health and wellbeing, and social exclusion and health. In addition, your final year will give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learned by producing a health intervention report, where you will make recommendations on how to improve access to healthcare for all.

Key features

- Our course content and teaching are designed to help you secure jobs in the healthcare sector by developing skills sought by graduate employers.

- 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.

- Join a supportive learning environment where all students benefit from the guidance of a personal tutor throughout their studies.

- 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.

- Gain experience within the Health and Wellbeing in Professional Contexts module, where you can take advantage of placement opportunities in a variety of health and social care settings.

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

- Graduates go on to careers in social work, nursing and health promotion with charitable organisations or local councils as well as progressing onto further study. The course is also an excellent foundation for postgraduate study, including the Masters by Research MA/MSc 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

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
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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Health and social care

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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
90%
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

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

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£26k

£29k

£29k

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