You will take two core courses: Contemporary health issues and Society and social policy; introducing you to the foundations of the study of health and social issues, associated policies and related research. These courses are complemented by a series of recommended and elective courses, such as Health, wellbeing and sustainability.
You will focus on more advanced and applied considerations of how policy and practice is developed and enacted, gaining insights from a range of policy makers and practitioners. You will take four core courses: Health and social policy and practice; Human nature and wellbeing; Research methods for social science; Global challenges at the end of life.
You will start to specialise further, studying three core advanced courses: Health and social policy in a contemporary context; Public sector systems management; Health and technology.
You will also choose either an eight-week applied work placement or an extended research-based dissertation.
After successful completion of years 1, 2 and 3, you can progress to an Honours year and become involved in the Enquiry Project in two core advanced courses. This is a full year practice-based research project that involves the planning and execution of a significant piece of applied field research.
2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end S6)
College of Social Sciences
School of Interdisciplinary Studies