Weymouth College

BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Community)

Study in the beautiful surroundings of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. You’ll find our students are some of the happiest in the country. Why? High quality teaching. Strong links with employers. Tuition fees considerably less than the university average. Plus, we also have a tremendous track record of placing our graduates in their chosen careers.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Dissertation (WEYM3001)

      This module is a significant component of the programme and encourages students to pursue, under supervision, individual autonomous research based around the health and community sector. Students will engage with research methodology, developing skills in data collection and analysis and acquiring an extensive understanding of the chosen topic from an ethical standpoint to demonstrate key academic and professional skills.

    • Research Skills and Reflective Practice (WEYM3002)

      The module supports the development of appropriate research skills and knowledge. There is the opportunity to develop the ability to analyse and critique research literature and to consider its application to practice. This module will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge gained throughout their programme of study within their chosen work setting, in order to enhance their career prospects.

    • Global and Contemporary Issues (WEYM3003)

      This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the global society with perspectives relating to people, culture, and all social aspects of life as they become more integrated in both time and space with increasing connectivity. This module will support students to gain a critical awareness of working in a ‘global context’ and to have a clear understanding of a globalised world and its impact within the health and community sector

    • Leadership and Management (WEYM3004)

      This module provides students with the skills to effectively lead in dynamic and inter-professional organisations. Students will develop personally and professionally ensuring they have the tools they need to support future development and empower them to achieve their potential for career progression. The module helps students address the key areas of practice concerned with leading and managing teams and individuals

    • Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (WEYM3005)

      This module explores the links between poverty, inequality, social exclusion and health and wellbeing. It provides a critical, theoretically grounded analysis of current strategies to reduce poverty and social exclusion and interventions to address health inequalities. This module examines the challenges of health inequalities and the impact these have on special populations and target groups

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Weymouth College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Weymouth College

Located in Dorset, we proudly hosted the epic sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games. Large enough to offer choice and diversity, we’re still small enough to welcome you as part of a friendly community.
Plymouth students working on a group project