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International/EU: £16,655 per year
- Develop your personal and professional skills in readiness for degree-level study.
- Explore a range of contemporary health issues to enhance your knowledge of the health and social care sectors.
- Acquire an important foundation of knowledge and skills in science or social science.
- Prepare for a degree in adult or mental health nursing, operating department practice, radiotherapy and oncology, or learning disability nursing and social work.
This course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for undergraduate health and social care courses. During the foundation year, you will learn together with students who will be progressing on to a range of health courses as well as students aiming to progress on to a range of sport related courses too. You will develop your skills and academic knowledge in readiness for degree-level study.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
In the foundation year, you build your knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You'll gain valuable skills in information gathering, project and self-management, written and oral communication, and digital work. You will explore a range of contemporary issues affecting the health of the nation, and consider the impact of current health policy and the delivery of care.
You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assessments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.
You learn through
- project supervision
- practical classes and workshops
Course leaders and tutors
Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Kim Longbon talk about this course.
You will have a chance to investigate an area of interest in more detail by completing a project. This will allow you to obtain a deeper knowledge of the core principles in science or social science as relevant to your chosen degree course.
You are encouraged to make contact and develop relationships throughout the foundation year with students and staff as relevant to your study area. You can make contact with departments and societies via events or social media.
Men in Nursing Together (MINT)
BSc Mental Health Nursing
BSc Operating Department Practice (who also hold and annual event)
BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology
Sheffield Hallam Student's Union Radiography Society
BSc Learning Disability Nursing & Social Work
Successful completion of the foundation year will enable you to progress in to Year 1 of
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work in
- classroom settings
- practical suites
- specialist health virtual reality suite
This must include at least 24 (Grade D) from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- DDE at A Level.
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma
- Pass overall from a T level qualification with D or E from core
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
- Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents**
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents***
*GCSE Science equivalents
- OCR Science level 2
- Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification
- Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)
- Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
**GCSE Maths equivalents
- Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course
- Maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
***GCSE English equivalents
- Level 2 Literacy
- Level 2 Key Skills
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 20||
|Module: Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF, 432.5KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.