Health and Wellbeing in Society BSc

As a student, you will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing. You will cover varied and extremely relevant topics, including: health psychology, health sociology, public health, health promotion, health and social care management and health inequalities. You will have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in year three including Substance Use, Addictive Behaviour and Health; Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Social Exclusion and Health.

Course details

This versatile degree programme boasts an interprofessional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health in the UK.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

In addition to consideration of different theoretical perspectives, alongside the application of theory to current public health challenges, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers.

We also offer a Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts placement module in year three providing students with the opportunity to develop competencies to become effective and efficient workers in health and social care services. During this module you will engage in self-evaluation to determine existing skills and identify areas for development. You can also complete an optional 80 hours of work experience with DMU local health (or related) services to enhance your future career prospects (subject to availability).


Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: English and Maths
Plus one of the following:

A Level

A minimum of 104 UCAS points from 2 or more A levels
T Levels


BTEC National Diploma – at Distinction/Merit/Merit
BTEC Extended Diploma – at Distinction/Merit/Merit
Further information about BTEC equivalencies


Our graduates go on to work in a variety of areas including health promotion and education, public health, community development, and research.

Specific avenues pursued by our students include: public health researcher, mental health support worker, community health board clerical officer, healthcare support worker, drug rehabilitation officer, low / high intensity IAPT therapist (CBT), health service manager, care home manager, health promotion specialist, medical sales representative.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Introduction to Health, Wellbeing and Society
  • Block 2: Introduction to Social Research Methods
  • Block 3: Psychological and Social Theories of Health and Illness
  • Block 4: Health Improvement and Lifestyle
  • Block 1: Health and Disease in Communities
  • Block 2: Debates and Dilemmas in Health and Health Care
  • Block 3: Application of Psychological and Social Theories of Health and Illness
  • Block 4: Applied Social Research Methods
  • Block 1: Health Promotion and Public Health
  • Block 2:
  • Select from the list below
  • Leadership and Management in Diverse Settings or
    Contemporary Issues in Health Research or
    Substance Use, Addictive Behaviour and Health
    Block 3:
  • Select from the list below
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing or
    Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts or
  • Health, Technology and Society or
    Social Exclusion and Health or
    Gender, Health and Health Care
    Block 4: Health and Wellbeing in Society Project