BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing in Society

Course overview

This versatile degree programme boasts an inter professional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health in the UK. In addition to consideration of different theoretical perspectives, alongside the application of theory to current public health challenges, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers.

The students will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing. Students will cover varied and extremely relevant topics, including: health psychology, health sociology, public health, health promotion, and health inequalities.

During the degree, students will be exposed to a variety of summative and formative assessments whilst developing the academic skills to be a successful student at university. There are different types of assessments: Written Course works, Presentations and Exams.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 3 Years
Study Location: Birmingham Aston Campus
London Elephant and Castle Campus
Luton Campus
Wembley Central campus

Course Level: 6
Award: BSc (hons) degree
Awarding Body: De Montfort University

Modules Studied

Year 1 Modules (Level 4)

  • Introduction to Health Wellbeing and Society
  • Intro to Social Research Methods
  • Psych & Socio Theories of Health & Illness
  • Health Improvement and Lifestyle

Year 2 Modules (Level 5)

  • Health and Disease in Communities
  • Debates & Dilemmas Health & Health Care
  • Application of Psychological and Social Theories of Health & Illness
  • Applied Social Research

Year 3 Modules (Level 6)

  • Health Promotion and Public Health
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Gender, Health and Healthcare
  • Health and Wellbeing in Society Project

Starting Dates:

"September 2022  Subject to availability "

Tuition Fees:

Pending regulatory agreement


Students enjoy a diverse range of teaching styles, ensuring that differing learning needs are met. This includes: lectures, student-led seminars, workshops, group work, electronic based learning, guided reading, problem solving, visiting speakers (ensuring links with current practice) and tutorial support. The course has an excellent track record of supporting students returning to study. Assessment is continuous and includes essays, reports, individual and group presentations, assessed debates, poster presentations, blogs, discussion papers, case studies, portfolios and a dissertation.

Why choose this course

This single honors Health and Wellbeing in Society award provides the opportunity for students to understand and analyze contemporary developments relating to health and wellbeing and health and social care delivery to individuals and communities, through a range of multi-disciplinary approaches with particular consideration to the social and psychological influences on health. It will enable students to explore a range of health related themes and concerns as well as to develop essential employability skills.

Students graduating from this programme will have core knowledge in mental health, public health, wellbeing as well as a broad understanding of the wider social sciences.

De Montfort University is introducing a new course structure known as ‘Education 2030’ where the University’s goal is for every student is to attain the best learning experience possible and to reach their goals. The new course structure is a new focused ‘block’ teaching format where students study one subject at a time rather than several at once. This structure allows students more time to engage with their studies, as well as receive quicker feedback through regular assessment and enjoy a better study-life balance while having the time to nurture other important aspects of their personal lives. 

The benefits of block learning and teaching: 

    • ▸ Earning better grades/ outcomes 
    • ▸ Focused learning 
    • ▸ Dedicated lecturer access time 
    • ▸ Quicker feedback 
    • ▸ A supportive and stronger learning community 
    • ▸ Assists in a study-life and/or work-study balance  
    • ▸ More opportunities to develop your skills 


What can I do after the course?

Typically health and wellbeing in society graduates follow careers in the health promotion and education, public health, community development, and research. With post- graduate training this programme could also enable students to access careers in psychology, public health, global health and other.   

Entry requirements

At LSST we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application on an individual basis.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learners (Aged 21+)

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life, and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

✓ Provide a Personal Statement 

✓ English Language Test (with a minimum 60% score, equivalent to IELTS 5.5)

✓ Maths Test (Score 50%)

✓ Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)

✓ Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview 


Dates and Fees

Starting Dates:

"October 2023 "

Tuition Fees: