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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Science

The aim of this course is to equip learners with both theoretical and practical attributes underpinning Health and Social Science practice. 

Key information

Course duration: 3 Years, 4 Years with Foundation
Study mode: Full-time
Location: Birmingham Aston, Luton, Wembley Central
Intake: Start date to be confirmed
Course level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree



Having a mixture of taught and online sources, this course will provide the opportunity for those aspiring to work in public health or health promotion roles to enhance their knowledge and skills that ultimately leads to increased career choices.
This degree requires learners to actively volunteer or obtain placement hours in a relevant setting which will further enhance their employability skills.



Year 1

Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination
Policy in Context
Well-being in Society
Sociology of Health
Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World
Policy and Strategy
Media, Communication and Society
Contemporary Debates

Year 2

Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
Race, Ethnicity and Migration
Ethical Issues in Health & Social Sciences
Gender and Sexuality in Society
Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
Employability and Professional Development
Citizenship, Community and Welfare
Understanding the Work Environment

Year 3

Ageing Well Through the Life-Course
Leadership and Teamwork
Body, Culture and Society
Funding for Sport
Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System


The assessment will consist of coursework, written exams including time-constrained assessments and practical exams.

The evaluation strategy is underpinned by the course learning outcomes. The assessment methods will vary according to the route linked to the destination chosen.


Each assessment will be looking for evidence that the student has achieved the specific learning outcomes of the module and the broader learning outcomes of the course.


Entry requirements

Application based on previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learner 21+:

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

1. Provide a Personal Statement

2. English Language Test (with a minimum 70% score, equivalent to IELTS 6.0)

3. Maths Test (Score 50%)

4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)

5. Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview



At the completion of this degree, you will be able to pursue a range of careers in the leisure, health and social sectors. This might be in public service, non-government organisations or charities.

This course also equips you with knowledge and expertise for positions such as health assessment officers, exercise coordinators and lifestyle coaches. Social policy positions will also be within your grasp, or you may choose to work in the voluntary sector working with people in recovery.

As a graduate of this degree, you also have the opportunity to further your studies at postgraduate level.

Career pathways associated with this Health and Social Science degree include:

  • Police

  • Rehabilitation Worker

  • Psychologist

  • Social Worker

  • Local Government

  • Charity

  • Researcher

Disclaimer: The jobs and career pathways associated with this course are merely an example of possible opportunities that anyone following this course could potentially go towards. Career Tree and the university partners do not guarantee these careers after completing this course.



If you are living in the UK, you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you will not need to start repaying until after you graduate. There is also the option to pay your fees upfront.

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