Institute of Health

Health & Wellbeing

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

The Bsc (Hons) Health & Wellbeing degree programme is designed to support students in developing knowledge and skills within the areas of health and wellbeing.

The Bsc (Hons) Health & Wellbeing degree programme is designed to support students in developing knowledge and skills within the areas of health and wellbeing.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B900
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health
  • UCAS Points Calculator Click here

Why choose this course?

The Bsc (Hons) Health & Wellbeing degree programme is designed to support students in developing knowledge and skills within the areas of health and wellbeing.  The degree programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, illness and disease. Students will explore wide-ranging factors influencing the health status of individuals, communities and wider society, including biological, psychological, sociological, political and environmental factors.

This practical degree programme supports your academic and professional development and explores a range of social issues impacting children, young people and their families, including mental health, drugs and alcohol, offending behaviour, social exclusion, and health inequalities.

The degree programme maintains a key focus on evidence-based practice and supports students in preparation for wide-ranging employment opportunities and post-graduate study within the field of health and wellbeing.

What happens on the course?

The Bsc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing degree modules are delivered through student-focussed activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital literacy. Our face-to-face taught-based sessions are facilitated using a collaborative and inclusive approach and supported by independent learning activities outside the classroom. Students will be supported to further develop autonomy, professional attributes, and employability skills. Our approach to teaching and learning is described as active-blended learning (ABL).

Active Learning:

Active Learning is a teaching and learning approach aimed at enhancing student collaboration throughout the learning process. Active learning requires students to engage in meaningful learning activities, process new information and to be able to link theory to practice. Throughout active learning, students will be expected to contribute and discuss ideas, examine different concepts and skills, create resources, and engage in reflective practice.

What does it look like?

There are many ways in which this can be delivered, both in the physical classroom and online, including

  • Collaborative learning and groupwork
  • Discussion, debate, roleplay
  • Project work
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Peer-based learning
  • Informal question and answer

Blended Learning:

Blended approaches (also known as hybrid) use wide-ranging methods to enhance both teaching and learning, and use digital technology to enhance and extend learning activities where appropriate. This doesn’t mean creating a split between ‘face to face’ and ‘online’ work, but rather creating activities that ‘blend’ learning across different contexts, including collaborative and independent study. Learning becomes an integrated experience, rather than a sequence of ‘bolt-on’ or disconnected tasks which do not have opportunities for feedback and reflection. Tutor presence is an integral part of the blended learning experience and tutor support (contact time) can take place both face-to-face and online environments.

What does it look like?

There are many ways in which this can be delivered, both in the physical classroom and online, including

  • Online blogs, discussions or debates
  • Online independent study activities
  • Quizzes
  • Flipped learning (students engage with teaching and learning resources prior to taught-based sessions)

You will be taught by academics from wide-ranging backgrounds, disciplines and professional practice experiences. The key concepts that run through the degree programme include human rights and social justice, inclusion, valuing diversity, and the key skills required to work with a range of service users. Each module is designed to extend your professional competence and support you in demonstrating excellent professional practice.

 

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

If you visit the University of Wolverhampton, you will quickly discover we do things a little bit differently. Our whole-university approach is designed to reflect the way our students prefer to learn, rather than the way you are expected to learn.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change remains at the epicentre of what we do. We want to ensure that your experience of studying with us enhances a sense of belonging, inspires change, and transforms the lives of others.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

 

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • T Levels - Equivalent to 96 UCAS points or higher in Health or Healthcare Science
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing 

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

'Not only has my course provided me with many opportunities to develop a wide understanding of national and international public health matters, this course has increased my overall awareness of the immense health inequalities across the globe. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about many evidence-based strategies to enhance the well-being of those who consciously, or unconsciously have demanding unmet health needs. '

'I am thankful for the university for encouraging all of us to develop our own interests within the scope of health research, by empowering us to choose our own health topics with every module. These individualised opportunities enabled us all as students to develop our own passions, inspiring us all to become strong advocates and leaders for change. My course has enabled me to pursue my career in further education and I wholeheartedly love passing my knowledge from this course onto others in the healthcare field. '

'The thing I enjoy most about the study of health is the strong demand to close ever-evolving research gaps. My time at the university has truly changed me as a person and awakened my desire to improve the health of the population. Thank you to all the lecturers for inspiring us all in a supportive, inclusive and nourishing atmosphere.  '

 

Grace Brown. 2021 Graduate

 

 

 

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to pay.

Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

Order a prospectus

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BSc (Hons) Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B902
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health
  • UCAS Points Calculator Click here

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

 

  • To be eligible for entry onto this course, you must have achieved 120 Credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 that are appropriate to the top up programme offered. This is typically through successful completion of a Foundation Degree (FD) Health and Social Care.
  • If you hold a HND, a FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

 If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

Order a prospectus