• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe | Uxbridge | Aylesbury
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Start Date: January* and September 2021

Course Overview

*Fast-track into your degree with our accelerated foundation year programme. You can start in January and finish in July – ready to progress straight into the undergraduate degree in September. You will:

  • be based at our High Wycombe Campus
  • benefit from the full programme
  • accelerate your journey into higher education
  • develop your confidence and skills in degree-level learning
  • enjoy all the great facilities on offer.

This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. You may also be interested in our three year BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science course.

This course gives you the key transferable academic skills needed to pursue a career in the wellbeing, health, social and voluntary sectors.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: L52L

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Find out more about our General Entry Requirements.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Foundation Year Modules

  • Ways of Learning about the Social World
  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning

Year 1 Modules

  • Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World
  • Policy in Context
  • Media, Communication and Society
  • Contemporary Debates
  • Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination
  • Policy and Society
  • Sociology of Health
  • Wellbeing in Society

Year 2 Modules

  • Sport, Diversity and Well-being (optional)
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • 'Race' Ethnicity and Migration
  • Citizenship, Community and Welfare
  • Ethical Issues in Health and Social Sciences
  • Gender and Sexuality in Society (optional)
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Understanding the Work Environment

Year 3 Modules

  • Funding for Sport (optional)
  • Disability in Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System (optional)
  • Applied Dissertation (optional)
  • Ageing through the Life-Course
  • Body Culture and Society (optional)
  • Dissertation (optional)
  • Global Health and Society (optional)
  • Leadership and Teamwork

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

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Employability

What are my career prospects

Career opportunities

This degree can lead to a career path in the leisure, health and social sectors. This might be in public service, non-government organisations or charities.

Some professions related to this course are health assessment officers, exercise coordinators and lifestyle coaches. Social policy positions will also be within your grasp, or you may choose to work in the voluntary sector working with people in recovery.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.


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