BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing

  • International Students Can Apply
  • Work Placement Opportunity

Overview

UCAS Code:L511
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time, 5 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2017
Department:Faculty of Health and Social Care
Location:Edge Hill University
  • Join a subject area at Edge Hill University ranked top in the North West for assessment & feedback, learning resources and personal development in the National Student Survey 2016;
  • Gain an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of health and social wellbeing and examine its effect on social experiences;
  • Develop knowledge and skills that will provide opportunities to work for a range of employers.

Government modernisation agendas such as ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say’ and ‘Independence, Wellbeing and Choice: Our Vision for the Future of Social Care for Adults in England’, and more recently the Marmot report, have set out a vision to provide people with good quality health and social care in the community in which they live. This degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to meet local community health and social care requirements. You will gain a thorough understanding of health and social care systems which will enable you to provide and promote good health practice and community support within or outside the NHS workforce.

Student Profiles

  • Joanne Hague

    BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing
    During my placement I worked as a community support worker. I enjoyed my time there so much that I have continued with this role alongside my studies.
  • Terri Uwaibi

    BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing
    Alongside my studies I am also a volunteer at a day centre for the elderly, which involves providing social activities for the residents to help improve their independence. This practical experience has been invaluable.
Faculty of Health and Social Care

Course in Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 provides an overview of the issues and debates relating to an individual’s health and social wellbeing, examining the effect that social and economic factors have on health. To achieve the breadth of understanding required you will study equality and diversity, social constructs of health and disease, and social policy. This will be supplemented by modules that will assist you throughout your degree and beyond, such as study skills and communication skills.

In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of specific issues relating to health. These include issues around housing and social welfare, as well as an introduction to research in health and social wellbeing. There is also an opportunity to study optional modules specific to your interests and needs including health psychology, diet exercise and health promotion, and complementary therapies.

In Year 3 there is an opportunity to gain work-based experience and to undertake standalone modules with exit awards through to graduate level. You will study modules related to professionalism, international health, and complete a dissertation in your chosen area.

How will I study?

The programme will involve a combination of small group working, classroom debate and discussion, the use of key note lectures, role play, and problem-based learning.

You will develop research and management skills that will help you to gain an interdisciplinary perspective of the study of health, illness and disease, exploring the factors which contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. Through this you will draw on the disciplines of biology, sociology, psychology, social policy and nutrition.

The emphasis is on social experiences of health, the promotion of people’s independence, inclusion, health and wellbeing, policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment includes essays, seminar presentations, exams, work-based assessment, interactive workbook, online activities and a third-year dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Who will be teaching me?

A variety of members of the Applied Health and Social Care team will be involved in the delivery of this programme. The majority are research active Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. Their areas of expertise and knowledge include nursing, health promotion, domestic abuse, nutrition, youth justice, social policy, safeguarding and behaviour support to name but a few.

A Great Study Environment

BA (Hons) Health and Social WellbeingThe Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health and social care students in the country, the innovative £14m Faculty of Health and Social Care building provides outstanding teaching and learning resources, including leading edge clinical skills facilities, ten teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre and a number of social learning spaces.

The faculty is home to a thriving research culture which includes a series of staff and student conference programmes, guest lectures and seminars, as well as active research groups.

Modules

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Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

FDH1100 Essential Study Skills for Undergraduates (20 credits)

Essential Study Skills for Undergraduates enables you to identify your own individual learning styles. The module provides the opportunity for you to develop your IT skills, essay writing, note-taking and presentation skills in order to enhance your learning experience. Facilitation of information retrieval and introduction to the University’s virtual learning environment is also encompassed within this module.

FDH1101 Communication Skills (20 credits)

Communication Skills provides the opportunity for the development of communication skills and self-awareness. The aim is to develop key transferable skills for your future career, enhancing your ability to interact with people from all walks of life. You will develop listening skills and the ability to empathise, be congruent, give unconditional positive regard and act as an advocate for others.

HUG1116 Social Policy, Health and Welfare (30 credits)

Social Policy, Health and Welfare enables you to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of policy, theory and practice in health and social welfare provision. The module introduces the political, economic and social contexts which have developed in the UK. In addressing the history of the state provision of welfare from its Victorian origins to the present day, you will be made aware of the dilemmas facing politicians and policy makers in prioritising the competing needs arising from changing social and health needs within the UK. The module illustrates the complexities of the policy process by exploring how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services, and in doing so introduces you to the competition amongst key political ideas.

HUG1117 Social Constructs, Health and Disease (20 credits)

Social Constructs, Health and Disease helps you to increase your knowledge of current public health and health promotion priorities. You will be asked to explore health and wellbeing related to individual’s beliefs and values, taking into account how someone’s social class, gender or ethnicity can affect the way in which they understand health. You will also have the opportunity to explore the wider determinants of health affecting the individual and population groups, such as how does the area you live in, or the culture you belong to, impact on health and wellbeing.

HUG1124 Introduction to Equality and Diversity (30 credits)

Introduction to Equality and Diversity examines the idea of individual differences in modern societies by taking a ‘social divisions’ approach (Payne, 2000). The main social divisions in society which will be explored are social class, gender differences and ethnic background. A range of specific social groups, and how their circumstances might contribute to social and economic inequality, will be explored. Finally, health and social care policy and practice are discussed in relation to individuals and social groups who are more vulnerable to social exclusion.

Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

HUG2122 Inequalities in Health (30 credits)

Inequalities in Health enables you to enhance your understanding of issues and aspects related to health inequalities. The causes of health inequalities will be considered, together with an overview of theoretical and social policy issues relevant to health inequalities and anti-discriminatory practice. The emphasis will be on an exploration of self awareness focusing on the skills used in promoting anti-discriminatory practice.

HUG2123 Housing, Health and Social Welfare (20 credits)

Housing, Health and Social Welfare examines the developing social policy agenda from the Victorian era to the present day in relation to housing, health and social well being in the UK. The major themes which lead to housing becoming and remaining a social policy issue will be explored, including health, social justice, crime and economic imperatives.

HUG2213 Understanding Research (30 credits)

Understanding Research introduces you to research to develop an understanding of the research process. The module will familiarise you with the nature and variety of research methods together with the need for an evidence base to guide the decision making process. You will evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods, examining both the positive and negative aspects of both approaches, in order to determine that each approach can be seen as equally valuable and often complementary.

You will select two of the following modules:

FDH2100 Legal and Ethical Perspectives (20 credits)

Legal and Ethical Perspectives is a module designed to develop awareness of accountability and accountable practice within the legal, professional and ethical frameworks pertinent to a potential future client base. In addition, the module will encourage you to reflect upon your personal and professional abilities and boundaries and consider the importance of the multi-professional team.

HEA2077 Negotiated Learning Shell (20 credits)

Negotiated Learning Shell allows you to negotiate with academic staff, and the workplace if appropriate, to focus on an area of study of particular interest. This may be for the enhancement of practice or for the development of more in-depth knowledge and skills with particular significance to the workplace and/or yourself.

HUG2102 Leadership and Management in the Workplace and Society (20 credits)

Leadership and Management in the Workplace and Society provides you with theoretical frameworks that can be used to discuss and analyse processes, roles and behaviours of leaders and managers within a variety of settings and within society. You will be facilitated to develop an argument that will extend and challenge the contemporary beliefs of the terms ‘leadership’ and ‘management’. You need to understand these concepts in order to develop these skills within the very families and communities with which you are working.

HUG2103 Vulnerability in Society (20 credits)

Vulnerability in Society is a module that has the concept of vulnerability as its central tenet. All people are vulnerable to varying degrees and at different times across the lifespan, hence a key area for clarification and debate will be an appreciation of what exactly is ‘vulnerability’. In identifying individuals and groups who are most at risk, or at what point in their lives they could be seen as vulnerable, the module seeks to highlight and explore these concepts while examining the guidelines policies and legislation in place to protect individuals’ families and Communities.

HUG2120 Older Women in Society (20 credits)

Older Women in Society equips you with knowledge of how ageing may affect the health and wellbeing of older women in society. Demographic trends illustrate the continued growth of the over 65 year old population, with women typically living longer than men. These trends merit specific attention being paid to the circumstances of elderly women in the context of social status, wellness and social isolation. The module also explores how meaningful contributions are made to society, in addition to considering themes such as bereavement and preventative medicine.

 

HUG2124 Community Profiling (20 credits)

Community Profiling is about describing a particular community or neighbourhood in order to prepare for community action. Likely to be focused on a particular problem which the individuals are all concerned about, community profiles target the health needs of the community, allocating resources in order to improve health and wellbeing. This module aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable you to become confident and competent in the art of community profiling. You will be introduced to the concept and the theory behind the initiative, as well as developing your understanding of the various methods used to profile community settings. Communication, partnership, and multi-agency integrated working practices are important aspects addressed in this module.

HUG2125 Long Term Care and Support for the Older Adult (20 credits)

Long Term Care and Support for the Older Adult provides you with the opportunity to focus upon service provision within the eight National Service Standards for older people, with consideration of long term care and support for the older adult in society. Introducing you to the caring for older people, who have the potential for developing multiple medical problems, which results in their increasing dependence on health and social care services.

HUG2135 The Safeguarding Agenda (20 credits)

The Safeguarding Agenda introduces you to the safeguarding agenda in the wider context, analysis how it is related to child protection development and screening. A questioning approach in appraising the literature and working through scenarios and case discussions will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how to safeguard children and young people.

HUG2136 Psychological Approaches to Health and Social Wellbeing (20 credits)

Psychological Approaches to Health and Social Wellbeing critically examines a number of key issues in the application of health psychology to health and social wellbeing. The module is structured around four broad themes: health behaviour, health promotion and disease prevention; the role of individual differences and social factors in health and illness; stress, illness and the health-care system; and health communication and intervention.

HUG2137 Applied Health Psychology in Context (20 credits)

Applied Health Psychology in Context focuses on the application of health psychology (theory, research and practice) in a variety of contexts including forensic, occupational, clinical, sport and counselling. The module will highlight key issues concerning structure, policy and practice in the application of health psychology to a range of contexts. You will evaluate the theoretical and methodological contributions made by psychological approaches to health prevention and intervention strategies in applied settings and identify and evaluate the role that health psychologists have in a range of healthcare settings.

HUG2228 The Vulnerable Child (20 credits)

The Vulnerable Child recognises the importance of accurate and relevant assessment in identifying the strengths and needs in all children. The module will also analyse the use of the assessment process in order to identify vulnerability and utilise the knowledge and skills of the multi-professional team to ensure the safeguarding and protection of all children.

HUG2230 The Working Environment in Children and Young People's Services (20 credits)

The Working Environment in Children and Young People’s Services encourages you to reflect upon policies and procedures within a working environment and examine how those policies are communicated and impact on the ability to work in partnership. You will also be given the opportunity to experience a work environment involving children/young people in order to enhance your employability prospects for the future.

HUG2300 An Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies (20 credits)

An Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies provides an opportunity to explore the various complementary and alternative therapies available for use within the promotion and management of health. A variety of complementary and alternative therapies will be discussed, including yoga, homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, chiropractice, and massage therapy.

HUG2312 Introduction to Play and Playwork (20 credits)

Introduction to Play and Playwork enables you to develop an understanding of the concept of play and the role that adults take in facilitating quality play opportunities. Play is a process that is freely chosen by the child and young person. It is personally directed by them and is intrinsically motivated. The role of the adult within play should be one of enabler and facilitator only – i.e. the person who is responsible for the play space and who provides quality opportunities and environments where children can engage in play unhindered and of their own choosing. This module will examine the concept of play, explore different types of play, and analyse the history of play and playwork to understand its evolution.

HUG2314 Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion (20 credits)

Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion provides you with the opportunity to look into the health and physical activity status of different population groups. The module will enable you to assist individuals across the lifespan in adopting physical activity, exercise and other healthy behaviours that lead to increased fitness, wellness and optimal health alongside a well-balanced diet. You will explore strategies for promoting sport and exercise participation and reflect upon the influence of physical and social environments on engagement. The aim is for you to develop the knowledge and skills to create and deliver promotional programmes that enhance awareness about healthy lifestyle behaviour, increase health-enhancing behaviours, decrease health risk behaviours and create environments to support a healthy lifestyle.

HUG2315 Nurturing Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years (20 credits)

Nurturing Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years enables you to explore and expand upon your knowledge of holistic development within the early years (conception to five years). You will be introduced to key concepts surrounding supporting resilience and wellbeing in the early years, neuro-biological development, nurturing behaviours, healthy lifestyles, fostering responsiveness to children’s self esteem and confidence needs. There will also be a particular focus on special educational needs in early childhood.

Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

HUG3101 Personal Career Development (20 credits)

Personal Career Development considers and critically reviews your workplace experience by evaluating the links between theory and practice, allowing you to identify and reflect on your own achievement and potential.

HUG3106 International Perspectives on Health and Social Wellbeing (30 credits)

International Perspectives on Health and Social Wellbeing explores global and international health inequalities, diversity, public health issues, and social policy in relation to health and social wellbeing. You will examine those factors which contribute to global differences in health and social policy, such as the effects of war, poverty and displacement, recognising the important contribution of International Aid Agencies in the support and protection of the vulnerable in society.

HUG3242 Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Agency Working in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Agency Working in Health and Social Care will involve you in a critical examination of professions, professional identity and professional practice in the context of welfare, health and educational services for children, families and adults. You will  consider and critically analyse the meaning and development of such concepts as professionalism, team-working and collaboration utilising frameworks for ‘best practice’ in the context  of current policy related to public health initiatives in health and social care.

You will select one of the following modules:

HUG3100 Dissertation (30 credits)

Dissertation focuses on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by yourself and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of the literature related to the specific area of study, apply critical analysis to the literature and make recommendations that could improve service provision.

HUG3240 Primary Research Dissertation (30 credits)

Primary Research Dissertation focuses on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by yourself and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of existing literature and design and carry out a research project related to your specific area of study. You will apply critical analysis to the established literature as well as the findings from your proposed research and make recommendations that could improve service provision.

You will select one of the following modules:

HEA3065 Negotiated Learning Shell (20 credits)

Negotiated Learning Shell offers an opportunity for you to study a topic or work related issue at degree level. It involves you identifying the chosen area for study, developing and negotiating a learning contract (which will outline the what, how, when, where and why of the study period), as well as the means of assessment to showcase the acquired learning.

HUG3103 Domestic Abuse (20 credits)

Domestic Abuse explores theories of domestic abuse and critically analyses the impact domestic abuse has on the health of women and children. The module also evaluates the services available for women and children suffering from domestic abuse and highlights the nature of professional support and response.

HUG3107 Approaches to Care with Older Adults (20 credits)

Approaches to Care with Older Adults recognises that, given a choice, the majority of frail older people would prefer to live in their own homes despite disabilities, loneliness, problems of care and being ‘at risk’. This module gives you the opportunity to focus upon various service provisions within the eight National Service Standards and how care is managed for the older adult.

HUG3109 Safeguarding Children and Young People (20 credits)

Safeguarding Children and Young People focuses on Every Child Matters and the current safeguarding agenda to enable children to reach their potential. In the critical analysis of challenging issues, you will expand your knowledge through the integration of research and theory, tackling complex issues and developing problem solving abilities. Working in partnership, communication and collaboration are central to the provision of specific support and services for children and young people and integration of services is central to the ethos of the module. There is a need to fully appreciate the rights of children and young people in law and this module actively fosters this concept.

HUG3113 Protecting Children and Young People at Risk (20 credits)

Protecting Children and Young People at Risk provides you with the opportunity to critically reflect upon and evaluate child protection policy and practice as well as develop skills and knowledge in enhancing practice development. You will critically analyse government policy and the law in relation to protecting children and evaluating evidence, with a particular emphasis being placed on collaboration, communication and partnership working, across organisational and professional boundaries. You will develop your knowledge and critical analysis skills and apply this to practice, fostering a positive and innovative change in culture.

HUG3111 Health Promotion (20 credits)

Health Promotion further develops your knowledge of health promotion and enhances your skills in identifying and utilising health promotion strategies aimed at influencing behaviour change. This will include the importance of promoting positive attitudes and a non-judgemental approach.

HUG3116 Leadership Styles and Management Processes (20 credits)

Leadership Styles and Management Processes explores the common behaviours, skills and knowledge required for managers within health, social, private and public sectors. The module will facilitate enhancement of skills in the transfer of theoretical perspectives to management practices in applied contexts.

HUG3118 Values in Complementary Therapies (20 credits)

Values in Complementary Therapies allows you to explore, experience and reflect upon personal and work-based values which impact upon your personal and professional development within the field of complementary therapies. Self-enquiry and reflective practice is actively encouraged to enable you to identify not only your own core values but provide insight into your personal philosophy and how this impacts on your practice.

HUG3125 The Wider Determinants of Overweight and Obesity (20 credits)

The Wider Determinants of Overweight and Obesity will enable you to gain an insight into the issues relating to obesity and being overweight, closely associated with modern society and the wider determinants of health and well-being.

HUG3130 Gender in Society (20 credits)

Gender in Society provides an insight into the historical and contemporary perspectives of gender in society. The module will examine the varying theories relating to feminism and paternalism and discuss how culture and the media influence our opinions. You will explore beliefs around the ‘traditional’ roles of men and women and discuss issues relevant to the raising of children, such as ‘gender toys’, colours, traditions and employment.

HUG3131 Children, Young People, Crime and Deviance (20 credits)

Children, Young People, Crime and Deviance explores the journey between deviance and criminality in the children and young people’s sector as opposed to sensationalising child and youth crime. The module presents a contemporary and realistic picture of engagement in deviance and youth offending. It also explores the transitions from deviance to criminality. The aim is to find patterns in behaviours from which interventions can be identified and their applications considered.

HUG3132 Community Development Practice and Praxis (20 credits)

Community Development Practice and Praxis takes your theoretical learning, academic research, personal experiences and observations and translates them into a ‘practical and experiential’ learning opportunity. You will be able to identify the transferable skills that you have developed and recognise how these can be applied within a cross-section of community and family work, employment and further academic study. You will be encouraged to utilise your skills of reflexivity using your personal reflective journals to relate those experiences to theoretical principles and develop the skills of praxis to make changes personally and in practice.

HUG3135 Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (20 credits)

Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities elaborates on the fundamentals of human development, providing you with the opportunity to explore and expand your knowledge of specific developmental needs and disabilities of children and young people. You will critically appraise interventions which are used to support children or young people with special needs and disabilities, evaluate the role of a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and assess the importance of multi-disciplinary working to meet the individual needs of children and young people, analyse the current and historical context of special needs and disability legislation, and critically appraise the importance of wellbeing and holistic support to promote equality of opportunity and diversity within universal and specialist services.

HUG3152 Politics and Social Policy (20 credits)

Politics and Social Policy will equip you with an enhanced understanding of policy, theory and practice in health and social welfare provision. You will critically explore the political, economic and social contexts within which the current health and social care sectors in the UK are established. The module illustrates the complexities of the policy process and supports in-depth appreciation of competing political ideologies in prioritising key initiatives.

HUG3153 Child and Adolescent Mental Health (20 credits)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health explores the key concepts that shape child and adolescent mental health issues and services. This will include an exploration of child and adolescent mental health from a psychological, sociological and policy perspective. A particular focus will be on child and adolescent mental health issues and services with reference to the current political and economic climate.

HUG3154 Risk, Resilience and Resistance (20 credits)

Risk, Resilience and Resistance examines the current trends, influences and theoretical underpinnings of risk taking behaviours across the lifespan, complemented by a review of the current strategies for managing risk taking behaviours. The module provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary risky behaviours using psychological, sociological and cognitive perspectives, examining why people are exposed to or choose to undertake risks and how these can be managed with 21st century resources.

HUG3155 Applied Health Psychology in Context (20 credits)

Applied Health Psychology in Context focuses on the application of health psychology (theory, research and practice) in a variety of contexts including forensic, occupational, clinical, sport and counselling. The module will highlight key issues concerning structure, policy and practice in the application of health psychology to a range of contexts. You will evaluate the theoretical and methodological contributions made by psychological approaches to health prevention and intervention strategies in applied settings and identify and evaluate the role that health psychologists have in a range of healthcare settings.

HUG3242 Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Agency Working in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Agency Working in Health and Social Care will involve you in a critical examination of professions, professional identity and professional practice in the context of welfare, health and educational services for children, families and adults. You will  consider and critically analyse the meaning and development of such concepts as professionalism, team-working and collaboration utilising frameworks for ‘best practice’ in the context  of current policy related to public health initiatives in health and social care.

HUG3264 Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion (20 credits)

Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion provides you with the opportunity to look into the health and physical activity status of different population groups. The module will enable you to assist individuals across the lifespan in adopting physical activity, exercise and other healthy behaviours that lead to increased fitness, wellness and optimal health alongside a well-balanced diet. You will explore strategies for promoting sport and exercise participation and reflect upon the influence of physical and social environments on engagement. The aim is for you to develop the knowledge and skills to create and deliver promotional programmes that enhance awareness about healthy lifestyle behaviour, increase health-enhancing behaviours, decrease health risk behaviours and create environments to support a healthy lifestyle.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points on the new UCAS Tariff, for which no specific subjects are required, plus at least five GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language.

Example Offers

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – successful completion of Diploma to include at least 45 passed credits at Level 3.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

Your knowledge and skills will be attractive to potential employers in the public sector, including health and social care sectors, community and peer services, social services, public health, criminal justice departments and local government departments and councils, and the growing voluntary, private, social and healthcare sectors.

The degree provides an alternative to clinical training if you wish to progress in the field of health and social services, with the opportunity to progress to study at Masters degree level in social work, nursing or other areas of interest.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2017/18, we expect tuition fees to increase to £9,250 per annum but this is currently subject to Government approval. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18 are £11,575 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2017/18, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters guide for your intended mode of study.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible full-time UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/bookanopenday.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective undergraduate students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradevents.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

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Course Changes

This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

18th August 2016 - New Module Added

HUG3135 Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.

17th September 2015 - Withdrawal of Modules

PAR2060 Performance and the Body (20 credits), PAR2061 Applied Performance 2 (20 credits), PAR2070 Project 3 – Dance (20 credits) and PAR2071 Project 4 – Drama (20 credits) are no longer available and have been removed as optional modules in Year 2.