BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing

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Overview

UCAS Code:L511
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time, 5 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine
Location:Edge Hill University
Clearing & Adjustment:Places Available
  • Gain an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of health and social wellbeing;
  • Examine the effect of social experiences on health and wellbeing;
  • Develop knowledge and transferable skills that will provide opportunities to work for a range of employers.

This degree has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to meet local community requirements while working in the health and social care sector. It aligns with Government modernisation agendas including ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say’ and ‘Independence, Wellbeing and Choice: Our Vision for the Future of Social Care for Adults in England’, initiatives which aim to provide people with good quality health and social care in the community in which they live. You will be taught by academics who have a diverse range of health related skills and gain a thorough understanding of health and social care systems. This will enable you to provide and promote good health practice and community support, either within or outside the NHS workforce. A work placement will provide practical experience and enhance your employment prospects in a range of academic and professional disciplines.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Emma Canning

    BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing
    I can recommend the course as there’s a wide range of modules, covering everything from housing and social policy to international health and all are really well taught.
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  • 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.
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  • Lizzie Brighouse

    BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing
    Throughout the course I have had a lot more support than I thought would be available, especially from my tutors, they really are there for you.
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In Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 is a core foundation year. It provides an overview of the issues and debates relating to an individual’s health and social wellbeing and examines 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 academic skills and research 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 also have access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) resources that are available.

Throughout the course 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.

Academic work is supported by a work placement in Year 3 which will be for a minimum of 20 days.

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. Before these assessments take place you will be given guidance and have the opportunity for your work to be reviewed.

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 who have worked or are still working in a health and social care environment.

Tutors have a diverse range of health-related skills. Their areas of expertise and knowledge include clinical communication, sexuality, ageing, health promotion, domestic abuse, nutrition, youth justice, social policy, safeguarding and behaviour support.

A Great Study Environment

Six students sat in pairs around three tables in a room overlooking a lake on the western side of the campus.The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 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, social care and medicine students in the country, the outstanding teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and 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)

HUG1116Social 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

HUG1117Social 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

HUG1124Introduction 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

HUG1137Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills (20 credits)

Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills enables you to acquire key academic and professional skills in your journey to becoming an independent learner. Your academic skills will be enhanced to include note-taking, presentation skills, IT skills, reading of academic articles and the development of a personal portfolio. You will also have the opportunity to explore effective and ineffective communication strategies, self-awareness, resilience and transferable life skills such as time management, assertiveness, negotiation, active listening and problem solving.


Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

HUG1138Introduction to Research Skills (20 credits)

Introduction to Research Skills provides an overview of research methods. The module equips you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the function and application of research to counselling and psychotherapy, including the effectiveness of different models, client issues and groupwork. You will be introduced to both the theoretical and practical aspects of research skills including research terminology, numeric and non-numeric data handling, statistical analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

HUG2122Inequalities 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2123Housing, 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

HUG2213Understanding Research (30 credits)

Understanding Research familiarises you with the nature and variety of research methods and data collection techniques, together with the need for an evidence base to guide the decision making process. You will evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods, examining the positive and negative aspects of both approaches in a comparative analysis. A key aspect of this module is the literature review. You will be shown how to develop a literature search strategy, how to find relevant literature using electronic databases and how to appraise the literature you find to identify key themes. Ethical considerations in relation to the development and undertaking of research will also be considered.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select two of the following modules:

FDH2100Legal 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HEA2077Negotiated 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2102Leadership 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2103Vulnerability 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2135The 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2136Psychological 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2137Applied 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2228The 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2300An 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2312Introduction 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2314Exercise, 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2315Nurturing 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

HUG3101Personal 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

HUG3106International 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3242Contemporary 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules:

HUG3100Dissertation (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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3240Primary 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules:

HEA3065Negotiated 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3109Safeguarding 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3113Protecting 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

HUG3118Values 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3125The 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3130Gender 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3131Children, 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3132Community 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

HUG3135Supporting 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3138Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law (20 credits)

Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law enables you to gain an understanding of current legislation as it applies to contemporary practice with vulnerable children, young people and their families. The module will extend your knowledge of law, ethics and concepts of vulnerability and accountability. It encourages you to critically analyse legislation and to apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles to current practice with children and young people.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3153Child 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3154Risk, 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

HUG3155Applied 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3242Contemporary 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3264Exercise, 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.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

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.

Timetables

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

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 2019/20

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example Offers

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

  • A Level: BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

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 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), 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.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

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.

Entry Criteria 2020/21

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BCC-BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

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 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), 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.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

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, such as probation, health promotion, child protection and the housing sector. There is also 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 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 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 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2020/21, 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. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 are £12,250 per annum.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 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 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters guide for your intended mode of study.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 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 information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge 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.

Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

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

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.

Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

23rd January 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

104-112 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme with effect from September 2020 entry.

11th January 2019 - Withdrawal of Module

HUG3116 Leadership Styles and Management Process (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 3.

11th January 2019 - Change of Modules

HUG1137 Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills (20 credits) and HUG1138 Introduction to Research Skills (20 credits) replace FDH1100 Essential Study Skills for Undergraduates (20 credits) and FDH1101 Communication Skills (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1.

15th January 2018 - Change to Entry Requirements

With effect from academic year 2019/20 entry, applicants will no longer be required to have at least five GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in order to join this programme.

16th November 2017 - Withdrawal of Modules

HUG2120 Older Women In Society (20 credits), HUG2124 Community Profiling (20 credits), HUG2125 Long Term Care and Support For The Older Adult (20 credits) and HUG2230 The Working Environment in Children and Young People\’s Services (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2. HUG3103 Domestic Abuse (20 credits), HUG3107 Approaches To Care With Older Adults (20 credits), HUG3111 Health Promotion (20 credits) and HUG3152 Politics and Social Policy (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.

25th September 2017 - New Module Added

HUG3138 Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.