Health and Wellbeing BA

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Health and Wellbeing BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,300

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Winchester’s BA degree program in Health and Wellbeing is designed to open up several rewarding and very fulfilling career paths up to you. As you explore the different modules of the program, you’ll have opportunities to work with many different organisations in the growing Health and Wellbeing sector and to learn form course tutors who have a great deal of experience on their various fields.

    You might work to support healthy lifestyles, to address health inequalities or to support different parts of the community directly. You’ll gain the skills you need to succeed in today’s multidisciplinary, holistic health and wellbeing sector, as well as the practical skills you’ll need to engage with groups, organisations and individuals acting in this space.

    You’ll learn to work directly with clients and patients in order to improve their lives in different ways. You’ll gain basic proficiency in public health issues, health education, health awareness and community health support.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Your first year will consist mainly of modules addressing issues of community health, both on the global and local levels. Social care in the community will also be a prime issue. Year 2 will focus more on researching health issues, and more in-depth explorations of these concepts. Your final year will include an in-depth dissertation based on a topic which matches your interest sand intended career pathway.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Communicating with individuals and groups
    • Community and Community Development
    • Health Promotion
    • History of Public Health
    • Politics and Policy
    • Values in Health and Social Care

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Community and Change
    • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
    • Lifespan development
    • Researching wellbeing
    • Volunteering in the Community
    • Optional Credits – various

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Developing Health Communities
    • Dissertation (EIS)
    • Exploring Behaviour Change and Lifestyle
    • Funding and Commissioning
    • Public Health in the 21st Century
    • Optional Credits – various

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Winchester’s BA in Health and Wellbeing is designed to turn you into a confident, self-motivated learner. You’ll develop your critical thinking and independent learning skills as you advance your expertise in the subject.

    You’ll be taught via large lectures and smaller, more interactive seminars where you’ll be encouraged to discuss what you’ve learned in lecture within a group of your peers. You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the extent of your studies.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is designed specifically to improve your employability within a particular specialty of the Health and Welling field. You’ll also gain a general understanding of this rapidly growing sector and a wide range of generally useful skills. As a result, some 94% of graduates have historically found satisfactory employment or entered into higher degree programs within 6 months of successful completion. Those who do go on to further studies have a wide range of specialised Master’s level curses available, both at Winchester ad elsewhere.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 104 UCAS Tariff points, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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