The BSc Societal Health degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study how a range of health conditions are experienced, at population and individual levels. The focus is on understanding why and how health services work in the way that they do, by studying models of care and delivery and whether they meet the needs of the population. Students will develop an understanding of the nature of discrimination and inequality in society, with regards to health and wellbeing, and then study the role of social, political, economic, legal and cultural factors in creating and maintaining health inequalities.
This programme will be of particular interest for students considering careers in public health, social services, healthcare, or postgraduate routes into nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy and other health professions. The School of Social Sciences provides a rich blend of social research into health topics, viewing these from the perspectives of vulnerable groups, such as offenders, homeless individuals, young people and migrant populations. This means the programme is both varied and deep, and undergraduates benefit from the range of research carried out by our staff.