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Institute of Health

Health Studies (top-up)

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

The aim of the course is to provide you with a wide variety of insights into what constitutes health and wellbeing such that you will be able to critically appraise health related research and policy.

The aim of the course is to provide you with a wide variety of insights into what constitutes health and wellbeing such that you will be able to critically appraise health related research and policy.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B902
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The aim of the course is to provide you with a wide variety of insights into what constitutes health and wellbeing such that you will be able to critically appraise health related research and policy. Within your workplace you will be enabled to demonstrate how this critical awareness of health can have a positive impact on improving and promoting people’s health. The course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a wider understanding of the impact of poor health on local, national and international economies and you will be digitally literate in order to help you access and interpret relevant data and information.

What happens on the course?

This comprehensive programme of study will give you an in depth insight into, and an understanding of, health and healthcare provision from different perspectives including that of gender, culture and from a world-wide viewpoint.

You will develop skills that will help you to retrieve, interpret and use data, information and evidence to underpin your understanding of health and its impact on people’s lives.

Your previous views on health will be used as the starting point to examine and explore the meaning of health for individuals and communities in order to evaluate what health is in a variety of contexts.

You will consider many issues relevant to health, including promoting healthy lifestyles, social determinants of health, health inequalities, global perspectives on health.

 

 

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • You should study this course with us as it is a route to gaining a deeper insight into your area of practice whilst also gaining a degree qualification.
  • This course prepares you to play a vital role in creating a culture in which people from all backgrounds acquire the information and education to make their own healthy lifestyle choices, and is aimed at undergraduate students who wish to study the subject of health to degree level.
  • The course offers maximum flexibility, enabling you to combine study with work and focus on your particular interest or specialism.
  • The course has attracted many healthcare professionals, nurses and others who work in a related area, who graduate and go on to further career development. Studying this course will enable you to consider pursuing a wide variety of specialist roles related to health and healthcare and will help you consolidate your diploma level studies.

 

By completion of this course you will:

  • Critically appraise health improvement research – and use the critical appraisal to make informed decisions about the rigour of research and its application to the development of health policies.
  • Demonstrate an effective level of awareness of yourself as a resource for improving and promoting health and achieving health gains through a variety of means.
 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

2020 Entry

  • A relevant health professional award to diploma level, or the equivalent portfolio of 120 Level 5 credits

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

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

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.

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