Health and Social Studies

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This BA (Hons) Health Studies course focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues and health care ethics. If you are looking to follow a career in health or social work, or you’d like to specialise in a particular area, this course is for you.

In the first year you will be introduced to the many factors that influence health and wellbeing and the issues which need considered in defining what it means to be healthy. You will also develop skills in academic enquiry and writing.

The second and third years build on this knowledge and look more closely at health promotion, public health, ethics, partnership working and collaboration, and skills in research.

The fourth year gives the opportunity to further build on knowledge and skills in these areas, and undertake a dissertation.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at C or above, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare plus 1 Higher, or relevant qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Relevant HNC may give you entry to year 2.

Progression Routes

MA Health and Wellbeing course or employment in a relevant area.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Health and Social

SCQF Level