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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year

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The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year course is offered to those who do not meet the minimum requirements for our three-year programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for first-year entry.

The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

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

+ Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 or;
  • 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs.


English Language Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English sufficient for them to derive full benefit from and succeed in passing their chosen programme. The level required for entry onto the foundation year programme is typically an overall score of IELTS 5.5 or above.

+ 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: DGHF - 4 years (with foundation year)

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: 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.



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 and we will process your UCAS application for you.

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