BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year

Course overview

Embark on a relevant, contemporary, and stimulating journey with our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year programme. This course offers a focus on innovative and cross-disciplinary health and social science research, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of society’s complexities and the role of health, communities, and workplaces within it. The curriculum covers a broad range of contemporary ideas, theories of society, history, and culture, reflecting Regent College values.

The foundation year serves as a solid grounding for further study in health and social sciences, equipping students with essential academic skills and knowledge. Through foundational courses and exploration of contemporary issues, students develop critical thinking, communication, and research skills essential for success in higher education.

Building on the foundation year, students explore health and wellbeing issues from sociological, geographical, and anthropological perspectives over the next three years. Topics include mental health, ageing, equality diversity and rights, gender and sexuality, and global health, with a focus on the intersection of research, policy, and practice.

The programme includes two 10-credit micro-modules at levels 4 and 5, focusing on transferable skills and knowledge essential for success in the health and social science sector. Covering areas such as career and employability, personal development, global citizenship, sustainability, digital literacy, and health and wellbeing, these modules provide students with in-demand skills and knowledge.

Thinking into Character (TiC): Embedded throughout the programme is our transformative Thinking into Character (TiC) programme, designed to support personal development and help students set and achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. By fostering character development and reflective thinking, TiC empowers students to become confident and ethical leaders.


Why study this course?

If you wish to make a difference to the susceptible people in the society while gaining a well-recognised qualification, this course is for you.

The BSc Health and Social Science Degree is specially designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in the social, wellbeing, health, and voluntary sectors where working with people remains as a key feature.

The Health and Social Science BSc will develop your knowledge and skills through the core modules to advance your practice and enhance career choices.

You will learn from our highly qualified academics with expertise across the health and social science field.

Course details


Regent College London


4 years




£ 9,250 per year,


Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.



Foundation Year

  • Understanding the Social World
  • Academic and Personal Professional Development
  • Digital Skills Development
  • Career and Contemporary Employability Skill

Year 1

  • Health and Wellbeing in the Social World
  • The Social World Sociological Perspective on Health
  • Understanding Contemporary Society
  • Understanding Welfare Policies and Perspectives in Society
  • Contemporary Sociological Debates: The World of Media
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (Micro Module)
  • Reflection of Character Development (Micro Module)
  • Social Media Fundamentals (Micro Module)
  • Thinking into Character – Personal Development Plan (Micro Module)

Year 2

  • Research Methods and Practice in Social Science
  • Contemporary Debates and Ethical Issues in Society
  • Developing Personal and Professional Skills
  • The Construction of Gender and Sexuality (Optional)
  • Construction of Welfare State: History and Policy (Optional)
  • Globalisation and Human Rights: Contemporary Debates (Optional)
  • TiC Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults (Micro Module)
  • TiC Climate Change: Transforming your Organisation for Sustainability (Micro Module)
  • TiC Managing Diverse Teams (Micro Module)
  • TiC Employability and Sutainability (Micro Module)

Year 3

  • Research Proposal
  • Human Development: Ageing Through the Life Course
  • Dissertation
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Essential Skills in Working Environment (Optional)
  • Vulnerability and The Criminal Justice System (Optional)
  • The Concept of Body in Social Science (Optional)
  • Health; Global Issues and Challenges (Optional)

Career progression

Successful completion, this Health and Social Science degree offers improved career opportunities in the fields of health and social care. Graduates have found careers in teaching, youth justice, mental health, medical rehabilitation, housing associations, social care, charity organisations and community development. However, there are plenty of other areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.

Entry requirements

A UCAS Tariff score of 32

Minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent)

Proficiency in the English language

How to apply

  •  Apply through our agents