Accrington and Rossendale College
146 week course
£7725 Full-time or £4120 Part-time
20+ Places Remaining
Course Overview

This programme aims to emphasise the causes and consequences of human actions and contextualise these to a range of social and health issues, related social and welfare policies and the operation of relevant societal institutions. It will provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment whilst developing relevant transferable skills such as critical enquiry, argument and analysis, and capacity for independent learning.

What will I learn?

Level 4
• Introduction to Health Studies
• Personal and Professional Development
• Sociological Perspectives
• Theories of Social Change and Globalisation
• Approaches to Psychology
• Introduction to Research Methods

Level 5
• British Social and Welfare Policy
• Career Focused Professional Development
• Health Psychology
• Social Divisions
• Crime and Deviance in Society
• Research Development

Level 6
• Dissertation (core)
You will then choose 4 modules from the list below (subject to availability)
• Gender and Sexuality in Society
• Criminal Justice and Penal Policy
• Youth and Community Studies
• Geography of Health
• Leadership and Management
• Contemporary Issues

How will the course be assessed?

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is promoted through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, group work, group tutorials, project work and independent self-directed study and research. Seminars, group work and group tutorials offer more potential for a purposely student led interactive forum for knowledge sharing and acquisition.

Individual tutorials facilitate student learning by addressing specific knowledge and understanding needs on an individual basis and remains an integral aspect of the relationship between staff and student in respect to independent project and dissertation supervision. Relevant numerical and statistical skills are taught in the programme and students use these in certain modules such as in Research Methods, although students may wish to include such material in other areas of the course – such as their dissertation for instance.

Throughout the learner is encouraged to undertake independent reading and research using both printed and electronic material to complement, widen, deepen and consolidate their knowledge and understanding. Students are assessed via both oral and written coursework (such as essays, projects, seminars, poster presentations, portfolio and dissertation) and examinations [both seen and unseen]), of 2 hours duration in some modules.


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