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BSc (Hons)

Sexual Health

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Want to work in the area of adult and young people’s sexual health? This BSc in Sexual Health is the UK’s first non-clinical undergraduate programme available on UCAS.

Why study with us

  • Top
    in the UK for graduate prospects (on track)
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  • 6th
    in the UK for student voice
    National Student Survey (Health Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 6th
    in the UK for academic support
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  • The course is more relevant than ever as new regulations have made Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory in schools in England and Wales.
  • You'll be taught by experienced and passionate teaching staff. 95% of students in the 2022 National Student Survey agreed that staff make the subject interesting.
  • In year two, you will undertake a placement in a sexual Health related field. This year, students have undertaken work experience at Manchester MASH, Participation Works, Community Education Sexual Health (NHS), Renaissance, and many more.

What you'll do

  • A multi-dimensional means of assessment allows you to build on your personal confidence and develop knowledge related to sexual health.
  • We’ve developed close links with health and education related organisations giving you great opportunities for work-based experience that lead to jobs.
  • You’ll have access to our Community, Engagement and Service Users Support group so you’ll learn from people with real-life experiences.

Module overview

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Year 1

Compulsory modules
  • HS1210: Understanding Health
  • MW1006: Introduction to Sexual Health
  • MW1012: Sexology
  • MW1013: Study and Research Skills
  • MW1026: Cultural, Sociological and Political Perspectives of Sexual Health Care

HS1210: Understanding Health

The module aims to provide you with a foundation for understanding health. A multidisciplinary approach is taken where you'll be introduced to key elements of the social sciences, drawing specifically on sociology, psychology, politics and philosophy. 

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

This BSc in Sexual Health opens up opportunities in the NHS, local authorities, independent providers of sexual health services and education, locally and nationally.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£900 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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