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University of Hull Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Hull Faculty of Health Sciences

BSc Health Professional Studies

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Tel: +44 (0) 1482 463103/463104

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Dr Janet Kelly Tel: +44 (0) 1482 464530


This degree has been designed to enable people who work in the health and social care sector to develop their knowledge and skills. Students can select from a range of modules, enabling them to plan a course of study that is relevant to their individual needs.

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Aims and objectives

The health and social care environment is constantly changing and evolving. This means that practitioners must continually adapt and develop their skills to meet the complex and dynamic needs of service users. The aim of the programme is to facilitate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of complex bodies of theory enabling the practitioner to undertake their role with autonomy and accountability.

The programme also aims to enable the practitioner to critically apply evidence to their practice, to examine the impact of both political and social context in relation to the provision of healthcare, and to fulfil their potential through fostering commitment to lifelong learning.

Core modules for the BSc Health Professional Studies are Research and Evidence Applied to Practice (20 credits) and Social and Health Policy (20 credits). A further 80 credits (most modules are worth 20 credits each, a few are worth 40 credits) can then be selected from the portfolio of modules offered by the Faculty.

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Entry requirements

To access a Degree Programme within the Faculty applicants must have a Diploma or the equivalent number of CATS points at levels 4 (120) and 5 (120). A total of 120 credits must then be studied at Degree level. If you do not have the required amount of credit or you are unsure about the amount of credit you do have then you should contact the Programme Director Dr Janet Kelly at for advice.

It may be possible to count credits gained at degree level from previous study into the programme under APL arrangements. The regulations governing this are complex and if you wish to include credits from prior study it is important that you ascertain the eligibility with the Programme Director.

Please note, the University of Hull no longer offers a single 40 credit top up module (BSc Nursing (Top Up) 470047) to complete a BSc in Nursing; formerly known as the ‘top-up’ degree.

If you do not wish to commit to a full award you can try a single module, or build modules towards a degree programme. In this case it is advisable to discuss your module choices with one of the Programme Directors to ensure that the modules chosen are compatible with a final award. Students who wish to access modules in this way should apply for a place on the PDQS scheme (Professional Development Qualification Scheme).

Funding Information

The reduction in funding from Health Education England means students must be financed through self-funding, or sponsorship. Before accessing any programme funding must be secured first.   Further details about funding is available from the university website at or from the Faculty of Health Sciences finance department Michelle Clifford, at

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Assessment information

A range of assessment methods are used such as written assignments, case studies, literature reviews, examinations, oral presentations, skills demonstrations with feedback and patient scenarios.

The precise assessment methods depend on which modules you choose to study within your programme

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Future career opportunities

This degree provides an excellent opportunity to acquire the graduate status required for career progression and promotion to a higher grade. Developmental opportunities exist through advanced practice, research, management, education and leadership.

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Attendance requirements

Attendance includes a combination of workplace learning and University attendance.  This will be dependent upon the selection of modules and the modes of teaching and delivery identified for each module. For example, for a 20 credit module delivered over one semester (12 weeks), attendance may be required for 6 full days or for 12 half days, or the module may be mainly delivered online or be work-based. There is an expectation that students will attend for a minimum of 80% of study days. Additional reading and written work is required above and beyond the time attending the module.

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Please click on the following: BSc Health Professional Studies (Hons) module  (33KB)

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