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Science and Health & Social Science (Hons) - UWIC
What makes a pathway in Science or Health and Social Science at the University of Worcester International College (UWIC) special?
This pathway spans two Academic Institutes at the University of Worcester
1. The Institute of Science and Environment
The Institute’s educational and research expertise extends across many disciplines. We offer top quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a friendly and supportive fashion using modern approaches to learning and teaching. The Institute provides an exciting and attractive environment in which to study as a student or to engage in your research. From global warming to crime scene analysis, our world-leading research focuses on today’s key challenges. Working in collaboration with different disciplines and with other universities, private industry and the public sector, we see science as a means to achieve real-life benefits. A firm foundation of academic excellence enables us to support and inspire the scientists of the future. We offer undergraduates a broad-based training with specialist options across the disciplines, while postgraduates can take advantage of a supportive and stimulating research environment.
The University’s £7m investment in a new life sciences building illustrates the commitment to learning and innovation. Opened in 2009, students, academics and researchers all benefit from the thriving collaborative environment and the cutting-edge facilities that it provides.
2. The Institute of Health and Society
The Institute is a vibrant, inclusive and empowering environment for learning. Partnership is central to our philosophy. Best practice in education is a partnership that is built on mutual respect, challenge and shared learning between educators and students and practice partners where relevant. We pride ourselves on our teaching excellence, applied research and practice development. We work closely with our local community and with partners across a wide range of sectors to enhance the student experience and to provide students with an invaluable insight into professional practice. The Institute comprises four academic units: Psychology, Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science Applied Professional Studies and Health and Applied Social Science. Co-location of these disciplines within one Institute enables us to take a strong interdisciplinary approach to our work. (We also work collaboratively with professionals in other Institutes).
The Institute is committed to playing a leading role in researching and developing innovative and creative solutions in health and wellbeing. Our research is highly applied to real world issues which provide significant opportunity to impact positively on peoples’ lives, to contribute to the development of practice and to lead and influence policy. Our research covers a wide breadth of disciplines and applications. Results of research are disseminated national and internationally and implemented in practice.
The Institute of Health and Society is highly regarded by students and employers and External Professional, Regulatory and Statutory Bodies who assess our provision extremely positively. Students benefit from well-qualified, creative, enthusiastic, supportive staff and have access to some exceptional learning facilities. The University has invested in excellent skills and simulation facilities to support learning, including a psychology laboratory, skills rooms and our dedicated Ability House.
The University of Worcester is one of the UK’s most supportive universities. We have an established heritage of outstanding teaching.
We add value to individuals and organisations by:
- Working to improve business productivity and opportunity through research and consultancy
- Improving the regional knowledge economy
- Enhancing business opportunities for the region
- Attracting new students, staff and businesses to the region
- Providing a focal point for discussions and activities to support business growth programmes
Pathways at the University of Worcester
What qualifications will you need?
Stage 1 (Foundation)
5 GCSE passes or equivalent, with a minimum C/4 grade average overall
Stage 2 (First year degree)
120 UCAS tariff points at GCE A/AS level or equivalent
Please visit our entrance requirements page to find out more about equivalent qualifications from your own country.
English language requirements
The language of instruction at UWIC is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency.
Download our entry requirements document to find out more about English language requirements.
What will you study?
Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.
Compulsory Study Skills and Communication
Specific Social Science module - World Cultures
Stages 2, 3 and 4
Stages 2, 3 and 4 follow the module structure of the First, Second and Third year of the University of Worcester degree programme that you decide to progress on to. Please see the relevant course page for details:
Science and Health
Why choose UWIC?Find out more
Find out why the University of Worcester International College could be your perfect way to study in the UK.
What qualifications will this pathway give you?
Successful completion of this pathway will lead to one of the following awards from the University of Worcester:
Science and Health
- BSc Animal Biology
- BSc Biochemistry
- BSc Biology
- BSc Business Psychology
- BSc Environmental Science
- BSc Geography
- BSc Human Biology
- BA Human Geography
- BSc Human Nutrition
- BSc Physical Geography
- BSc Psychology
*All courses are subject to approval
The City of WorcesterFind out more
Discover why Worcester is such a great student city.
Study location and duration
Where and when will you be studying?
Stage 1: Two semesters only
Stage 2: Two semesters
Stage 1: September, January
Stage 2: September
University of Worcester
How much will it cost?
First Year Degree
Second Year Degree
Final Year Degree
*prices correct for the 2017/18 academic year at the bottom
Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.
We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.
For full details visit our accommodation page.
How do you apply?
Please make your application directly to UWIC, via our application form.
Get in touch
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.
UWIC Admissions Office