Health Studies (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 20/11/2018

Studying Health Studies (Joint Honours) at the University of Northampton will provide you with the opportunity to explore the full range of this dynamic discipline. Our course is stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering the breadth of contemporary Health Studies.

Our academic staff are excellent teachers that have a great deal of enthusiasm and experience for their specialist area of healthcare. You will work in a friendly environment with individual support for your learning and skills development. Our study skills training and module choices ensure that you will be well-prepared for employment upon completion of the course.

Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible part-time option available.
  • Career planning aspects and Changemaker Plus Challenges available.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

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 Studies 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

Our Health Studies course explores a range of contextualised health related issues, as well as developing your study and research skills. We provide an up-to-date and relevant Health Studies course in terms of both subject knowledge and skills.

Health Studies graduates are highly valued in the job market and as a result we have consistently high rates of graduate employment. Recent graduates have been very successful in securing challenging and enjoyable employment particularly in further academic research, teaching, industrial and medicine related disciplines.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

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 with us.

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

Student Story

Gemma Lovegrove

Gemma is currently studying Social Care and Health Studies Joint Honours at the University of Northampton.

“The University of Northampton has superior standards of teaching, and the lecturers are very supportive. I am confident that the academic knowledge and the skill set I have developed in my time here will stand me apart from others.”

“The course content has taught me to appreciate other people’s differing opinions, listen more, and be more open to what factors fashion us into forming a viewpoint.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our Health Studies Joint Honours course helps you to develop the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors. Our Health Studies graduates develop excellent communication and analytical skills and have secured a wide range of jobs as well as further study.

In all three years of the course you will undertake facilitated and independent Changemaker Plus Challenge opportunities specifically aimed at enhancing your employability.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

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.

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.

Course Content

You will gain a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Health Studies and your other chosen subject. Project and skills-based work at this stage allows you to evaluate and investigate a contemporary area of study.

  • Health and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1005
    Core Module Y
  • Concepts of Health (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1016
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Health Studies (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1012
    Core Module Y
  • Study Skills (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1014
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team who have expertise in the areas of sociology, psychology and ethics
  • adopts 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
Reading List
  • Naidoo, J., and Wills, J. Health Studies, London, Palgrave
  • Smailes, S., and Street, C., (2011) The Health Studies Companion, London, Palgrave
  • Larkin, M (2013). Health and Well-Being across the Life Course, Sage
  • Introduction to Health Behaviour Theory, (2014), 2nd Ed by Joanna Hayden, Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Global Health 101 2016) 3rd Ed by Richard Skolnick. APHA

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Public Health MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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 £1,500.  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 20/11/2018

  • Studying Health Studies (Joint Honours) at the University of Northampton will provide you with the opportunity to explore the full range of this dynamic discipline. Our course is stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering the breadth of contemporary Health Studies.

    Our academic staff are excellent teachers that have a great deal of enthusiasm and experience for their specialist area of healthcare. You will work in a friendly environment with individual support for your learning and skills development. Our study skills training and module choices ensure that you will be well-prepared for employment upon completion of the course.

    Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible part-time option available.
    • Career planning aspects and Changemaker Plus Challenges available.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Health Studies course explores a range of contextualised health related issues, as well as developing your study and research skills. We provide an up-to-date and relevant Health Studies course in terms of both subject knowledge and skills.

    Health Studies graduates are highly valued in the job market and as a result we have consistently high rates of graduate employment. Recent graduates have been very successful in securing challenging and enjoyable employment particularly in further academic research, teaching, industrial and medicine related disciplines.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Employability

    We offer an innovative approach to enhancing the employability of our graduates. Through our Health Studies 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.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      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 with us.

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

    • Gemma Lovegrove

      Gemma is currently studying Social Care and Health Studies Joint Honours at the University of Northampton.

      “The University of Northampton has superior standards of teaching, and the lecturers are very supportive. I am confident that the academic knowledge and the skill set I have developed in my time here will stand me apart from others.”

      “The course content has taught me to appreciate other people’s differing opinions, listen more, and be more open to what factors fashion us into forming a viewpoint.”

    • Career Opportunities

      Our Health Studies Joint Honours course helps you to develop the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors. Our Health Studies graduates develop excellent communication and analytical skills and have secured a wide range of jobs as well as further study.

      In all three years of the course you will undertake facilitated and independent Changemaker Plus Challenge opportunities specifically aimed at enhancing your employability.

  • 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
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

  • You will gain a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Health Studies and your other chosen subject. Project and skills-based work at this stage allows you to evaluate and investigate a contemporary area of study.

    • Health and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1005
      Core Module Y
    • Concepts of Health (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1016
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Health Studies (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1012
      Core Module Y
    • Study Skills (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1014
      Core Module Y
      • Naidoo, J., and Wills, J. Health Studies, London, Palgrave
      • Smailes, S., and Street, C., (2011) The Health Studies Companion, London, Palgrave
      • Larkin, M (2013). Health and Well-Being across the Life Course, Sage
      • Introduction to Health Behaviour Theory, (2014), 2nd Ed by Joanna Hayden, Jones & Bartlett Learning
      • Global Health 101 2016) 3rd Ed by Richard Skolnick. APHA

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Public Health MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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 £1,500.  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,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour