Health Studies (Home) BSc (Hons)

UCAS CodeB701
QualificationBSc (Hons)
Duration2–4 years
Study modePart-time
Typical offer120 UCAS Tariff points

About this Course

Please note: this is a part-time course.

The BSc (Hons) Health Studies is a part time pathway which consists of a wide range of level 5 and level 6 modules with a clear focus on practice.  This pathway is designed to develop evidence based practice and leadership. Students following the pathway can choose from the range of modules offered at level 5 and level 6 which best relate to their field of practice and meets their individual development needs. There is a compulsory Research module at level 6.

Course Aims

  • To produce knowledgeable and skilled practitioners capable of delivering high quality evidence based health care.
  • To further develop the personal and professional attributes of the practitioners attending the courses.
  • To provide participants with a broad programme of education to help facilitate the development of higher levels of professional judgement and practice.
  • To facilitate the development of reflective practitioners.

The following options are currently available:

Course Mode of Study No of Years
BSc(Hons) Health Studies Part-time 2 to 4
Diploma in Health Studies Part-time 2 to 4

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Associate Students and Continuing Professional Development

Students who do not wish to register for the BSc (Hons) pathway can choose a limited number of modules at either level 5 or level 6 from the pathway to study as an Associate Student.

Students can then carry a maximum of 60 credits forward when they choose to register on the BSc (Hons) Health Studies degree programme.

Course Content

Careers and Employability

Entry Requirements

  • Have achieved 120 credits at Level 4 (Cert) and be working in settings where academic/clinical competence requirements of individual modules can be achieved.
  • Have an active registration on the relevant part of the professional register such as NMC or HCPC.
  • Have completed a period of professional practice of (normally) no less than six months from initial registration.
  • Students not holding full diploma may be able to access at degree level utilising existing APL [Accreditation of Prior Learning] arrangements. However, students can only utilise the APL route for no more than 50% (60 CATS points) of the diploma.
  • Students applying for one of the Specialist Practice Awards should have 120 credits at level 5 and current registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register.

Course Costs

When coming to University, you will have two main costs, Tuition Fees and Living Costs.

There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:

Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:

  1. Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
  2. Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
  3. Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.

Necessarily Incurred Costs:

Students will need to purchase printing credits for their personal use.

Optional Costs:

Graduation gown.


All assignments are submitted electronically. The printing and binding of dissertations and thesis applies only to Post Graduate students.

How to Apply

Further Information

Contact us

Further information and application forms can be obtained from contacting the School BSc Admissions.

You can also read about our suite modules Health Studies.


The fees for nurses and midwives employed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board may be covered by commissioning arrangements with Bangor University if they have the signed support of their Manager and Head of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Research and Professional Practice, BCUHB. Please check with the the Office of the Head of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Research and Professional Practice, BCU

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