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Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 02/03/2020

The Health Sciences BSc (Hons) offers students an in-depth study of the holistic nature of health and disease and a detailed coverage of the integrated health disciplines.

These include: health psychology, health sociology, medical anthropology, human biology and physiology, human nutrition, public health, health promotion, health policy and biomedical ethics. The programme takes as its point of departure the WHO definition of health which states that ‘health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease’ (WHO 1947).

Course

Highlights

  • The programme highlights the interdisciplinary and multi-factorial approach to understanding health.
  • Assesses current debates and contemporary health issues at local, national and global level.
  • Combines the biological and social sciences to develop evidence-based solutions to health issues
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Employability

We offer an innovative approach to enhancing the employability of our graduates. Through our Health Sciences course we help develop your awareness of your subject-specific skills, transferable skills and provide you with a reflective approach to learning. We are confident that this experience gives our graduates an advantage when applying for employment or postgraduate training.

Our course includes career planning aspects and opportunities to be involved with Changemaker Plus Challenges; these allow you to develop an awareness of both subject-specific and transferable skills.

Course Details

This programme of study adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, illness and disease. Students will be introduced to the many interlinked factors that contribute to the health status of individuals and populations. These factors include the biological, psychological, sociological, political and environmental factors that influence health. The precise topics covered will change from year to year to reflect contemporary issues and debates in health, thus ensuring students are always engaging with up to date material.

As students progress from level 4 to level 6, they will learn critical evaluation and appraisal, research and communication skills, and how to construct and defend an academic argument.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Employability

Careers Opportunities

Graduates in Health Sciences will have the knowledge, skills and competency to work in diverse roles such as working for the National Health Service, Public Health and Public Health England, health promotion, health journalism, the pharmaceutical sector, and education. Many graduates are likely to progress onto higher research degrees such as a Masters degree or further specialist degrees such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

The University of Northampton offers a lifelong careers and employability service to assist all students (past and present) to progress and develop their career aspirations.

Research

Teaching on the BSc Health Sciences is informed by current research including original research conducted by Faculty members. This research includes primary research in the biomedical sciences, humanities and social sciences. This ensures that students are exposed to the process of conducting primary research as well as the findings from unique studies.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

Course subject to validation – modules to be updated in due course.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • The programme is delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team with expertise in the areas of sociology, psychology, physiology, biology, nutrition and ethics.
  • We adopt the philosophy that health and illness are socially and psychologically, as well as ethically, constructed.
  • Our teaching and research facilities enable all of our students to learn their skills in a supportive environment.
  • Our Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) works with students with disabilities to help achieve their full potential and to promote equal opportunities.
  • Library and Learning Development support available.
  • Careers and employability advice and guidance.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the BSc Health Sciences, and who want to further their knowledge in health, can apply for entry onto the MSc Public Health. Alternatively, students may apply for other postgraduate degrees at the University of Northampton or another institution.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

Additional costs

There are currently no additional costs for this course. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

Additional costs

There are currently no additional costs for this course. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 02/03/2020

  • The Health Sciences BSc (Hons) offers students an in-depth study of the holistic nature of health and disease and a detailed coverage of the integrated health disciplines.

    These include: health psychology, health sociology, medical anthropology, human biology and physiology, human nutrition, public health, health promotion, health policy and biomedical ethics. The programme takes as its point of departure the WHO definition of health which states that ‘health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease’ (WHO 1947).

    Course

    Highlights

    • The programme highlights the interdisciplinary and multi-factorial approach to understanding health.
    • Assesses current debates and contemporary health issues at local, national and global level.
    • Combines the biological and social sciences to develop evidence-based solutions to health issues
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • This programme of study adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, illness and disease. Students will be introduced to the many interlinked factors that contribute to the health status of individuals and populations. These factors include the biological, psychological, sociological, political and environmental factors that influence health. The precise topics covered will change from year to year to reflect contemporary issues and debates in health, thus ensuring students are always engaging with up to date material.

    As students progress from level 4 to level 6, they will learn critical evaluation and appraisal, research and communication skills, and how to construct and defend an academic argument.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Employability

    We offer an innovative approach to enhancing the employability of our graduates. Through our Health Sciences course we help develop your awareness of your subject-specific skills, transferable skills and provide you with a reflective approach to learning. We are confident that this experience gives our graduates an advantage when applying for employment or postgraduate training.

    Our course includes career planning aspects and opportunities to be involved with Changemaker Plus Challenges; these allow you to develop an awareness of both subject-specific and transferable skills.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Careers Opportunities

      Graduates in Health Sciences will have the knowledge, skills and competency to work in diverse roles such as working for the National Health Service, Public Health and Public Health England, health promotion, health journalism, the pharmaceutical sector, and education. Many graduates are likely to progress onto higher research degrees such as a Masters degree or further specialist degrees such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

      The University of Northampton offers a lifelong careers and employability service to assist all students (past and present) to progress and develop their career aspirations.

    • Teaching on the BSc Health Sciences is informed by current research including original research conducted by Faculty members. This research includes primary research in the biomedical sciences, humanities and social sciences. This ensures that students are exposed to the process of conducting primary research as well as the findings from unique studies.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Course subject to validation – modules to be updated in due course.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • The programme is delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team with expertise in the areas of sociology, psychology, physiology, biology, nutrition and ethics.
    • We adopt the philosophy that health and illness are socially and psychologically, as well as ethically, constructed.
    • Our teaching and research facilities enable all of our students to learn their skills in a supportive environment.
    • Our Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) works with students with disabilities to help achieve their full potential and to promote equal opportunities.
    • Library and Learning Development support available.
    • Careers and employability advice and guidance.
    • Postgraduate Opportunities

      Students who successfully complete the BSc Health Sciences, and who want to further their knowledge in health, can apply for entry onto the MSc Public Health. Alternatively, students may apply for other postgraduate degrees at the University of Northampton or another institution.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    There are currently no additional costs for this course. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    Additional costs

    There are currently no additional costs for this course. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour