Course details

A Levels ABB-BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code B991
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Biomedical Science Health and Human Sciences Nursing Public Health

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Undergraduate admissions team
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2069

Course description

Many of the most important challenges of the 21st century arise from health and social care. From an ageing population, persisting health inequalities, the need for evidence-based interventions to specific challenges such as obesity, diabetes and antibiotic resistance.

This means there is an ongoing demand for expertise in a range of fields. These include public health, health management and administration, service commissioning, healthcare research and clinical expertise in nursing, medicine, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work.

Our degree is aimed at students who are interested in health and social care but are undecided about what career to pursue.

Five core themes run through the three years of your study: biology and the body; finding, evaluating and using information and evidence (research); understanding and promoting relationships; health systems, organisation and delivery, and determinants of health & wellbeing. These are revisited in the modules you study and are important for any graduate wishing to pursue a career in health or social care.

In the third year your work placement allows you to get insight into your intended career. You may choose to go into a clinical healthcare setting such as midwifery, radiography or A&E. Or you may opt for a placement in management, public health or social care.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB-BBB
International Baccalaureate 33-32
BTEC DDD-DDM in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 - M2 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB - AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB - B+BB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

School of Nursing and Midwifery website

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Epidemiology
Health Inequalities
Making use of Information
Organisation of Modern Health Care
Sociological Approaches to Health and Illness
Studying in Higher Education
The Body in Health 1
The Body in Health 2

Optional modules:

Health Promotion
User expectations of health and social care

Second year

Core modules:

Communication in Health Care
Research Methods and Paradigms
Health Care Management
Health Psychology
Making Sense of Health Policy
The Body in Illness

Optional modules:

Physiology of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ageing, Health and Wellbeing
Biography and narrative in palliative, supportive and end of life care

Third year

Core modules:


Optional modules:

Current and Future Challenges in Health and Social Care
Ethics in Practice
Health and Human Sciences Placement
Maastricht University Study Placement
The Biomedical Basis of Disease Management

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 21%
Independent study 79%
Placement 0%

Exams/tests 5%
Coursework 95%
Practical 0%

School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a reputation for world leading research. That research feeds into our teaching.

We'll provide you with all of the knowledge and experience you need for a career in health.

Our school is part of the University's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. We're based in Glossop Road, just outside the city centre, close to the Medical School and the Hallamshire Hospital, five minutes' walk from the main campus.

School of Nursing and Midwifery website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are passionate about improving people's lives. They join the healthcare professions, healthcare management, research, community project coordination, patient advocacy and health education.

If you want to go into nursing, midwifery or professions such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech therapy, the course is a good basis for further training at postgraduate level.

Student profile

Princess Dakeipiri - BMedSci Health and Human Sciences

The course is really versatile and you can use it to progress to any medical related course... the most exciting part of the course has been playing the role of a GP by looking at medical case studies, carrying out research and coming up with diagnosis for the patients.

Princess Dakeipiri ,

In the third year you can apply to spend three to four months studying in Europe at Maastricht University in the Netherlands studying health and social care issues alongside European students. Maastricht University teaches its students in English.

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