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Course Details:

The Health Sciences Diploma – Bachelor’s – Postgraduate Studies (Masters – PhD) offers students an in-depth study of the holistic nature of health and disease and a detailed coverage of the integrated health disciplines.

These include: health psychology, health sociology, medical anthropology, human biology and physiology, human nutrition, public health, Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Osteopathy, Massage, health promotion, health policy and biomedical ethics. The programme takes as its point of departure the WHO definition of health which states that ‘health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease’ (WHO 1947).


this programme of study adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, illness and disease. Students will be introduced to the many interlinked factors that contribute to the health status of individuals and populations. These factors include the biological, psychological, sociological, political and environmental factors that influence health. The precise topics covered will change from year to year to reflect contemporary issues and debates in health, thus ensuring students are always engaging with up to date material.

As students progress from level 4 to level 6, they will learn critical evaluation and appraisal, research and communication skills, and how to construct and defend an academic argument.

    • Health and Society (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS1005
    • Introduction to Physiology (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS1006
    • Introduction to Human Nutrition (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS1010
    • Concepts of Health (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS1016
    • Global Health (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS1022
    • How to be Successful at University (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1039
    • Health and Disease (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2010
    • Public Health (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2012
    • Nutritional Perspectives of Exercise, Health and Disease (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2021
    • Health in Later Life (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2022
    • Research Methods in Health (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2027
    • Epidemiology (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2028
    • Theories, Perspectives and Concepts in Health Sociology and Health Psychology (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS2029
    • Health Physiology (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO2045
    • Habitat Ecology and Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV2018
    • Health, Risk and Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS3001
    • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Health (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS3006
    • Integrated Perspectives on Disease (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS3007
    • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS3008
    • Psychology of Exercise and Health (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO3009
    • Physical Activity and Society (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO3043

      Entry Requirements
      Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

      For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

      If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

      Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements
      Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

      English Language Requirements
      All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

      IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level
      For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.