BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year
The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science Degree offers an excellent opportunity to tailor your learning experience to meet personal, academic and career goals.
Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year draws on diverse academic disciplines such as public policy, psychology, criminology, public health, economics, exercise science, human performance, political science, psychology and sociology. You will gain a critical comprehension of health and social care policy, theory and practice together with an understanding of how complex groups and societies function interact and change.
The Foundation Year Course takes a flexible, work-based, approach to teaching and learning, which encourages reflective practice. All teaching and learning is offered on flexible timetables where you can fit your studies around your life, with study options including evenings and weekends. Students will be assessed through examinations, essays, short answer papers, reports and reviews, presentations, case studies, group assessment projects, debates and health profiles.
A range of optional modules can be chosen in the final years of the programme to tailor the course to suit your personal interests, improve strengths and fine-tune your career path.
Why should I complete the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year?
If you wish to make a difference to the susceptible people in the society while gaining a well-recognised qualification, this course is for you. The BSc Health and Social Science Degree is specially designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in the social, wellbeing, health, and voluntary sectors where working with people remains as a key feature.
The Health and Social Science BSc will develop your knowledge and skills through the core modules to advance your practice and enhance career choices.
You will learn from our highly qualified academics with expertise across the health and social science field.
Foundation Year Modules
- Ways of Learning about the Social World (FY008)
- Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity (FY026)
- Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility (FY027)
- Inquiry-based Learning (FY028)
Year 1 Modules
- Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World (LC473)
- Policy in Context (LC472)
- Understanding Sport Development (SL415)
- Contemporary Debates (LC462)
- Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination (LC473)
- Policy and Society (LC472)
- Sociology of Health (LC459)
- Wellbeing in Society (LC460)
Year 2 Modules
- Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists (LC571)
- Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists (LC572)
- Race Ethnicity and Migration (LC561)
- Citizenship, Community and Welfare (LC564)
- Ethical Issues in Health and Social Sciences (LC567)
- Gender and Sexuality in Society (optional) (LCF60)
- Sport, Diversity and Well-being (optional) (SL517)
- Understanding the Work Environment (LC565)
- Employability and Volunteering (LC570)
Year 3 Modules
- Dissertation (LC661)
- Funding for Sport (optional) (SL617)
- Ageing Well Through the Life-Course (LC664)
- Global Health and Society (optional) (LC666)
- Leadership and Teamwork (optional) (LC665)
- Body Culture and Society (optional) (LC663)
- Disability in Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System (optional) (LC654)
- A UCAS Tariff score of 80
- Minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent)
- Proficiency in the English language
If you do not meet the entry requirements you may be eligible for the Health and Social Science with Foundation Year
How to Apply
Each of our courses have different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.
From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.
Successful completion, this Health and Social Science degree offers improved career opportunities in the fields of health and social care. Graduates have found careers in teaching, youth justice, mental health, medical rehabilitation, housing associations, social care, charity organisations and community development. However, there are plenty of other areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.
How will the course be delivered?
The course will initially be delivered digitally via Regent Digital. The delivery of the course will then move to the Regent College London campus for the traditional engagement, subject to the viability of groups and future guidance on social distancing.
What our students say
I thoroughly enjoy being a student at Regent College. As a mature student, I know that this is the right place for me because I have received immense and timely support from the day I made contact with the college and this has continued throughout. The college does not only focus on the student’s academic success but also provides services to ensure your mental well-being is not compromised. The lectures are interactive and you’re encouraged to take leadership for your own learning. Since joining Regent I can see a huge difference in my approach to learning and that’s given me confidence. There has been huge support since we moved to virtual lectures. The lecturers are constantly reminding students that they can be contacted by email or on MS Teams if we need any support with any aspect of our degree.
Regent College London is the best college in London because since I started studying there I can see they have the best teachers. The teaching is good and helpful and they are also really organised. If you have any problem in the college, the Student Services team is always is there to help you. For me, I think Regent College London is the best College in London.
My academic needs are fully met within a collaborative, encouraging and friendly environment. The importance of education is addressed in well structured program, adequately chosen modules and engaging classes. I do recommend Regent College London.
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My overall experience has been fantastic! I’ve made a great group of friends. My class size is small and we have a laugh with the tutors. The lessons are completely related to the job you want to do, and the course has made me rethink on what career I want because it leads you to many high paying jobs! I’ve learnt laws, legislation and skills that will benefit me in my career and its only my first year here! During the coronavirus, teaching has continued and tutors have been in regular contact to make sure I’m OK and to check if I need help. They’ve even worked out of hours to provide one to one support to get me through assignments! They’ve really gone above and beyond!
I will strongly recommend Regent College as they have shown me how to be confident in myself and also taught me how to achieve my aims and goals in my chosen career.
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A very friendly and helpful college. Been an extremely pleasureful experience with welcoming and friendly staff and qualified patient and very supportive tutors. Infact the whole experience is being one of feeling of belonging to a family. Being an old person with disability, the encouragement and support I received leaves me overwhelmed with gratitude. I have no qualms to sincerely recommend students to choose Regents College as their first choice of their educational endeavours.
The great thing about Regent College London is its campus location in central London. The newly refurbished campus is well equipped with state of the art technology. Our teachers did an awesome job during the COVID-19 pandemic by keeping the class running flawlessly through digital lessons.
The lecturers teach and explain modules in the best way possible so that students can understand. The recruitment staff are very nice and very helpful every time you have a problem. Quick problem solving and efficient service from the start to the end at Regent College London.
I joined Regent college in 2018 to do a 4 year business management degree that included a foundation year. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The staff are very kind and helpful, the teachers are professional and the facilities are excellent. I could not ask for more.
It is my first year at Regent college studying a degree in Health and Social Care. The teaching is excellent and the environment is so clean which makes it a better place to study. I honestly like the staff because they are so polite. I am so lucky to studying here honestly.