Do you want to study the changing world and the social and cultural influences on health, wellbeing and society?
On this course you will learn how to deconstruct issues and challenges in society related to diversity, health and gender. It also examines the ways in which globalisation is affecting the community and understandings of health, wellbeing and ageing.
This course gives you the key transferable academic skills needed to pursue a career in the wellbeing, health, social and voluntary sectors.
Why study this subject?
Are you interested in the changing world and the social and cultural influences on health, wellbeing and society? Do you see yourself working in the leisure, health and social sectors, whether in public service, non-government organisations or charities?
Health and social science will help you to attain the key transferable academic skills needed to pursue a career in the wellbeing, health, social and voluntary sectors.
You’ll be well qualified for positions such as 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.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
Throughout your time here we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. On this course we’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader.
Our modules and teaching will help you to become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise. As you learn you’ll develop important skills that employers value, such as understanding and working in diverse social settings as well as critical thinking, report writing, presenting, and research methods.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Our teaching team is highly regarded for its research and publications. Many of our lecturers are social scientists and have active research interest into ageing, gender issues and mental health, as well as the body in society. Our lecturers have worked on projects with local authorities, voluntary agencies and have strong links with a range of guest speakers.
Several modules in this course focus on skills required in the professional working environment such as the role of the professional and working as part of a team. We’ll help you to explore work placement opportunities to give you experience in this field. This might include volunteering within drug rehabilitation groups, housing associations or sports coaching.
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