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Health Sciences (Honours)

The Open University UK

36 months
4224 GBP/year
4224 GBP/year
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This Health Sciences (Honours) degree at The Open University UK is ideal if you’re interested in the science behind our health – from our individual health, to global issues such as epidemics or the treatment of people with dementia. It’s particularly relevant if you work in a health-related profession, or you’re thinking about doing so.

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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.

Career relevance

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4224 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12672 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    4224 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12672 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


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