Health and Medical Sciences (BSc)
Health and Medical Sciences (BSc), a new course offered by Warwick Medical School, enables students to investigate current local and global problems in health from multiple perspectives.
Do you have a passion for promoting health through science? Are you interested in understanding complex problems in human health? Do you want to advocate for change and help to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations?
If the answer is yes then the BSc Health and Medical Sciences could be for you. New for 2020, our course is designed to enable students to address current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of Health Science and Medical Sciences to create multi-disciplinary solutions.
- Non-communicable diseases
- Infectious disease
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Civil strife and displacement
We will teach you to understand the underpinning science, identify real-life solutions, enable their application and act as facilitators and analysts to make a valuable contribution and ultimately make a positive impact on our health in society.
Find out more about the course on the Warwick Medical School website.
The course is delivered over three years and largely conforms to University standard terms (approx. 25 weeks), holiday and assessment periods.
The course addresses current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of health and wellbeing science and medical science, covering six main thematic areas: Non-communicable diseases; infectious disease; physical health; mental health; nutrition; and civil strife and displacement.
The course encourages engagement and active involvement in a broad range of structured and specifically designed learning activities centred around real-world cases. This case-based learning approach will allow you to develop problem-solving skills and integrate your learning, working closely with your peers in small teams.
As an additional feature of the course, some of the content will be delivered wholly online to give flexibility and to develop personal responsibility in your studies. Directed learning activities, project work, additional reading and reflection as well as preparations for group work and assessed elements will take up the rest of your time.
As a new course we expect the class size to be around 50 for full cohort sessions. Case-based learning and other small group activities will be in groups of around 10 students.
The course includes a mix of examinations, written course work, presentations and skill-based assessment types. Many modules have more than one assessment type, so that you can convey your understanding of module material in diverse ways as we all learn in different ways.
A level: ABB including one subject from the below list or BBB including two subjects from the below list:
- Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Environmental Science, Statistics, Geography or Geology
IB: 36 overall including 5 in one Higher Level subject out of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths or 34 overall including 5 in two Higher Level subjects out of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. Biology is recommended.
Additional requirements: You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.
Contextual data and differential offers
Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
- Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)
All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
- We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year
Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.
Examples of optional modules/options for current students
In Year Two you may choose a University-approved optional module, which may be an Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) module or could be from variety of other departments (e.g. Global Sustainable Development).
Graduates will be positioned to move into a range of work areas which impact on health, including, but not limited to:
- Public Health, health promotion and surveillance
- Corporate social responsibility
- Industrial and graduate training programmes in health
- Non-governmental organisations
- Health service management and administration
- Graduate entry to further health and clinical education programmes
- Biomedical or health sciences research
- Community engagement and transformation in health
Helping you find the right career
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant who works within Student Careers and Skills to help you as an individual. Additionally your Senior Careers Consultant offers impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events, tailored to our department, throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Career Society at Medical School Event
- AFP Interview Preparation
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening
Find out more about our Careers & Skills Services here.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full-time
28 September 2020
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Additional course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.
This information is applicable for 2020 entry.
Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.
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