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BSc Hons

Health & Wellbeing (Top-up)

Health & Wellbeing

Key Facts

Level 6
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
1 Year
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With the increasing importance placed on health promotion, public health, and the social determinants of health by society, this exciting new top-up degree is ideal if you want to extend your knowledge beyond your previous higher education studies and make a difference to peoples’ health and wellbeing.

This course combines study and practical work experience to equip you with a combination of technical abilities, academic knowledge, and transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers. The course is designed to follow on from the FdSc in Health and Well-being, though this particular course is not a pre-requisite for entry. Many Learners will already have a range of rich and varied experiences of working within the health and social care sector.

This course will help you become more aware of developmental approaches to learning and to reflect on your own practice, which will extend your professional competence and effectiveness in supporting individual care needs and developing existing management knowledge and skills.

Course Features
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre
  • Varied and interesting learning experience including work placements, visiting speakers, and visits to public service institutions

Course Structure

You will study a range of theoretical and work-related components which will enhance your understanding of working within the health and social care sector. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic for an independent research project (dissertation) which will contribute to your knowledge of a specific area.

Modules studied can include Substance Misuse in Health and Well-being; Inequalities in Health; Managing a Health and Well-being Project; Strategic Management; Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree, HND, or other Level 5 qualification (minimum average grade across Level 5 of 50%) or Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

Students who have not previously completed a Level 5 research module may be required to undertake a short bridging module prior to the start of the programme which is designed to ensure that students are able to undertake the academic demands of Level 6 study. This bridging programme holds no additional fees and affords the learner an opportunity to receive information, advice an guidance regarding the suitability of the programme.

The learners will commence the BSc (Hons) in health and well-being at the same starting point as those learners not undertaking the bridging course. Applicants wishing to APL will also be considered. The College’s APL Code of Practice enables students with academic qualifications and those with experiential, work-based qualifications to apply for programmes of study by producing a portfolio of evidence.

Fees & Funding


Course Costs Included in the fees


Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

Additional costs: A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is a compulsory requirement of any offer to study on courses which require you to work with children and/or vulnerable adults. Further details on DBS disclosures can be found at GOV.UK, by contacting the DBS information line on 0870 9090 844 Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

  • Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
  • Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
  • Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library.
  • Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.
Bursaries and scholarships

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.


A health studies degree covers a broad range of issues and helps you develop the skills to follow a career in health, social care, leisure or education

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Graduates from the programme will have the opportunity to further their academic studies through a Post Graduate degree in a related topic at another institution. For those with a particular interest in teaching Wakefield College also offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

I chose Wakefield College because of its reputation and ease of location. I initially started as an A Level student and chose to stay on and complete a degree as I thoroughly enjoyed the support from tutors, personalised learning approach and lower fees. 

The College hasn’t disappointed and has enabled me to progress as a professional working towards becoming a mental health nurse. The staff helped me find a placement which has allowed me to put some of theory from the course into practice. 

My advice to anyone considering the University Centre at Wakefield College would be to go for it. The supportive college and its staff will equip any learner to achieve their goals.

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Vienna Dooler
BSc Hons Health & Wellbeing (Top-up)