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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This is the UK’s first ever non-clinical undergraduate specialised degree programme available on UCAS, and is ideal if you wish to pursue a graduate career in adult and young people’s sexual health services. You’ll study contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexual health, asymptomatic screening for STIs, blood borne viruses, sexual health policy, safeguarding, sex and relationships education, motivational interviewing and enhanced communication skills, enabling you to develop specialist theoretical knowledge in the care of clients accessing sexual health services.The programme has developed close links with a variety of health organisations allowing you to undertake volunteering opportunities throughout your degree. You’ll be encouraged to volunteer within a variety of sexual health related organisations such as Brook, George House Trust, Youth Zones, local CaSH services within the NHS, Drug and Alcohol services, and Barnados. You’ll have the opportunity to go on international trips. The 2nd and 3rd year students visited Zambia to undertake a volunteering experience in the provision of education and health promotion for sexual health and HIV. You’ll also get the chance to experience a field trip to Amsterdam to look at the diversity and challenges within sexual health .This specialised degree will open up opportunities in the NHS and primary care trusts, Local Authorities, independent providers of sexual health services and education locally and nationally.Recent graduates have been successful in undertaking full time careers in the area they volunteered within upon graduating. These include:•Community Sexual Health Development Workers within the NHS•Education Practitioners within Brook young people's sexual health charity•Independent Sexual Violence Advisor- Outreach and support service•Sexual Health Support Workers within the NHS

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

13,000per year

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

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7

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