BSc (Hons) Community Health & Wellbeing (Top-Up)

The BSc (Hons) Community Health and Well-Being degree focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of health care establishments. However there are generic study skills elements attached to the programme, along with Anatomy and Pathology modules which would suit both acute and community practice. Community Health Workers use strong interpersonal skills to improve access and early diagnosis in communities.

The Community Health and Wellbeing course offers the opportunity to top-up your foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study. 

UCAS Code Study Mode
2022
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
3T6V Full-time 1 Year September Glyntaff A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
3T6V Full-time 1 Year September Glyntaff A

Students have the opportunity to top-up their foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study.

  • Extended Health Project - 40 credits
  • Implementing and Evaluating Health Improvement Interventions - 20 credits
  • Reducing Health Inequalities - 20 credits
  • Professional Development in Health and Social Care - 20 credits
  • Train the Trainer (health and social care) - 20 credits (optional)
  • Leading and Managing Change in Health and Social Care - 20 (optional)
  • Introduction to Disaster Healthcare - 20 (optional)

Teaching

Tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study and other interactive activities will be utilised for the delivery of these modules.

Assessment

The Community Health and Wellbeing degree is assessed through a variety of methods including essays, group work, presentations and online applications. Assessments are both formative and summative.

Lecturers

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

Successful completion of Foundation Degree (FD) Community Health and Wellbeing. Applications from those who hold a HND or FD in a relevant, related subject and/or have recent work experience in a relevant or related area will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional requirements

* An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £14000 

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

* Obligatory

Item Cost
DBS* * £55.42
This fee includes £40 for the enhanced DBS certificate, the Post Office Administration fee and the online administration fee.
DBS Updating Service * £13
Subscription required for each year of the course for a yearly fee of £13. Please note the service has to be joined within 30 days of receipt of your enhanced DBS certificate.
Other: Placement (Compulsory) *
Students have to pay for travel and subsistence while on placement. Costs will vary, depending on location.

UK students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International and EU students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK. 

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Admissions statement

With a Community Health and Wellbeing degree, you can choose to pursue the career of your choice in a related area, which may include the following:

  • Community health work
  • Social care
  • NHS
  • Rehabilitation work
  • Private sector
  • Application to Nursing, Midwifery or Therapy courses

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.