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Health and Wellbeing in Society BSc (Hons)

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course is subject to validation.This degree course is a dynamic social science course that equips you with the skills to understand and analyse contemporary developments across the UK health scene.This versatile degree programme boasts an interprofessional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health in the UK. In addition to consideration of different theoretical perspectives, alongside the application of theory to current public health challenges, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers.As a student, you will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing. You will cover varied and extremely relevant topics, including: health psychology, health sociology, public health, health promotion, health and social care management and health inequalities. You will have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in year three including Substance Use, Addictive Behaviour and Health; Mental health and Wellbeing, and Social Exclusion and Health.We also offer a Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts placement module in year three providing students with the opportunity to develop competencies to become effective and efficient workers in health and social care services. During this module you will engage in self-evaluation to determine existing skills and identify areas for development. You can also complete an optional 80 hours of work experience with DMU local health (or related) services to enhance your future career prospects (subject to availability). **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.- Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.- You will study a range of topics including psychological and sociological theories of health and illness, debates and dilemmas in health and health care, and mental health and wellbeing.- Our Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts module allows you to take advantage of placement opportunities in a variety of health and community settings.- Graduates go on to careers in health and health promotion, in a range of health and community settings, charitable organisations and local councils. Many graduates pursue further postgraduate study, including the Masters by Research MA/MSc at DMU.- Our students have gained international experience related to their 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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level :

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


University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 79 14

    79th out of 105 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    107 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    97 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%



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