You’ll study the essential scientific concepts underpinning the function of the human mind and body; the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability; and the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations.
Key features of the Health Sciences (Honours) degree at The Open University UK
- Explores health and disease from a multidisciplinary, evidence-based perspective
- Uses innovative online collaborative and virtual experiences to develop science practical skills
- Topics include human biology; long term conditions; infectious disease; cell and molecular biology; neurobiology; cognitive psychology; and mental health
- Develops transferable skills that enhance your employability in healthcare and other settings
Skills for career development
Science graduates are in demand in the jobs market, particularly if they also have good interpersonal skills and some workplace experience. In addition to specific learning outcomes, this degree will equip you with a range of valuable transferable skills – such as critical thinking, the ability to make informed judgements, team working, problem solving, time management, analytical, numerical and communication skills, and proficiency in IT. You’ll also have a good understanding of where your strengths and interests lie, and be well prepared for your next step – whether it’s further study or training, or employment.
While the BSc (Honours) Health Sciences (Q71) is not attached to a specific professional accreditation, it provides a broad base of scientific knowledge and skills appropriate to occupations such as biomedical research, diagnostic services, health promotion, health and safety, health therapy, and health services administration and management. If you’re aiming for leadership, managerial or professional roles, this degree course is useful as a stepping-stone to postgraduate research training, or vocational courses such as public health or medicine.
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- Science and health: an evidence-based approach
- Investigating psychology
- Science: concepts and practice
- Human biology
- Brain, mind and mental health
- Infectious disease and public health
- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Biology Health Sciences View 91 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification; however, to study successfully you’ll need,
- The ability to read and write to a good standard of English
- Some basic maths skills
- Some familiarity with using a computer and the internet.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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