BA (Hons) Health and Applied Social Studies (top-up)

Delivered at Accrington & Rossendale College University Centre
Start Date September 2023
Duration 1 Year
Cost £9000 Year 1

* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).

If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.

** All fees are payable to Nelson and Colne College Group University Centre

Course overview

This course offers undergraduates a programme of learning designed to explore a range of multi-disciplinary themes, issues, applications and policies of interest to both social scientists and health specialists.

You will have the opportunity to explore an extensive range of topics and examine a number of contemporary issues and debates drawn from a variety of health and social science disciplines such as sociology, psychology, criminology, health studies, social policy, ethics and education studies.

The programme also provides you with a number of opportunities to undertake self-directed research into relevant topic areas of your choice to reflect your own academic and vocational interests. Due to the strong and increasing academic and professional links between the themes, topics and issues explored by health and the social sciences, particularly in respect of research, policy orientated work and education, we wish our undergraduates to be able to share ideas and approaches.

A central feature of the degree is the exploration of a variety of major theories, competing epistemologies and conceptual frameworks drawn from health studies and a variety of social sciences such as social policy, sociology, psychology and criminology. Accordingly, this multi-disciplinary programme offers students a critical study of many of the competing explanations for a range of empirical realities, contemporary issues, problems and policies commonly examined by a range of health related and social science disciplines.

What will I learn

Level 6
• Dissertation (core)
You will then choose 4 modules from the list below (subject to availability)
• Gender and Sexuality in Society
• Criminal Justice and Penal Policy
• Youth and Community Studies
• Geography of Health
• Leadership and Management
• Contemporary Issues

How will the courses be assessed?

A combination of coursework and examinations

Entry requirements

Relevant Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent


This programme will lead to employment within social work, welfare work, community, public and private health care sectors, Social and Health related Administration and Management, Probation, Teaching in further education and relevant careers within local government.

Additional University Programme Information

Part Time

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Provision Register

A Graduation Ceremony is held every year and we will be in touch with you upon completion of your programme to invite you to graduate.

Upon completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate from LMJU.

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