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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Science

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The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science programme is delivered in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University and is designed for students interested in developing the professional knowledge and expertise needed for a rewarding career in areas of health, wellbeing, sport and social science.
This degree is underpinned by a core programme in health, wellbeing, a community sport focus, sociology and social policy. A feature of this degree is the second year work related learning module in which students will develop their employability skills.
This degree enables students to explore Health & Social Sciences whilst also gaining valuable insight into the world of work, leadership and team working.
This undergraduate degree is offered as a full-time study programme for 3 years as standard, or a 4 years study option including a foundation year. 
*If you do not meet the minimum requirements for three-year undergraduate programme or don't feel fully prepared for a degree course, you can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation with Year in Health and Social Science. 

+ Foundation Programme

The Foundation Year programme aims to deliver a relevant and comprehensive education providing you with a grounding in theory and a great deal of emphasis on the practical side of teaching. If you successfully complete the foundation year with the required grades you can then progress on to your degree in Health and Social Science.

Foundation Modules:

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

+ Modules


Course content will be published shortly


+ Entry Requirements

The university considers a wide range of qualifications for entry. A typical offer would be 80 UCAS tariff points from:

  • A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Diplomas and Access courses

For more information please check UCAS tariff table below.

*If you do not meet the minimum requirements for three-year undergraduate programme or don't feel fully prepared for a degree course, you can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation with Year in Health and Social Science. 

English Language Requirements:

Any student who has studied in a non-majority English speaking country will typically need to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). 

+ Admissions Process

The College will ensure that entry requirement are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

Step 1: Apply

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)Your
  • CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 400-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)
  • Arrange an appointment to visit DGHE to present certain original documents and attend an interview. You can do this via email admissions@dghe.ac.uk or via telephone 02032200347
  • Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus. Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Apply through UCAS

Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, you can apply directly here.

Step 5: Accepting your Offer

  • Selection will be considered in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • If you are successful in the interview, you will receive a formal 'conditional offer' issued by the college.
  • In order to receive your 'unconditional offer' from Bucks New University, you must satisfy any outstanding conditions.

Note: The university acceptance process could take up to 3 weeks so we will appreciate your patience.

+ Course Specification

UCAS course Information

Course code: DGHS - 3 years

Course code: DGHF - 4 years (with foundation year)

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with foundation year)

Course Delivery: 2 days per week *

*In addition to the 2 days of timetabled classes learners are required to attend a personal tutor meeting twice per semester.

Course Fees: £9250 (Loans available from Student Loan Company)

Course Start Date: October 2021

Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at info@dghe.ac.uk or T: 0203 220 0347


+ Assessment

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. Independent learning is embedded within the programme and students develop a depth of understanding via synthesis, critical analysis and evaluation.
Assessments are by coursework and examination with the majority of modules being assessed by coursework only. A mixture of formative and summative assessment is used.


+ Recognition

Opportunities available for students after completion of the award:
Students graduating from this programme will have core knowledge in health, wellbeing, sociology and social policy as well as a broad understanding of the wider social sciences. Students could follow careers in a wide variety of areas. Typically health & social science graduates follow careers in the public or voluntary sectors, such as the probation service, local government, social housing, health clubs, sport and leisure industry, charities or social research organisations. With post- graduate training this programme could also enable students to access careers in law, community sport projects, social work, nursing or teaching.

+ Career Progression

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



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