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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Holistic and integrative Health Therapies

Ulster University

Level 5


This course, which is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, is designed to provide the underpinning theoretical evidence for safe practice in holistic and integrative health therapies. The overall aim is to contribute to the advancement of the integrative and holistic health professions, enabling Learners to participate in the development and enhancement of evidence within this area of practice.


Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

Learners will develop a knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic relationship and of personal, professional, ethical and legal issues that affect practice. In addition, Learners will be required to foster personal and professional development in terms of reflective practice, self-awareness and knowledge and skills. / Modules studied include: / The Effective Learner / Human Anatomy and Physiology / Theory and Practice of Holistic and Integrative Health Therapies / Communicating in a Therapeutic Relationship / Personal Development and Self-care for the Therapist / Energy Therapies / Introduction to Herbal Medicine / Marketing and Entrepreneurship / Evidence Based Practice / Work Based Learning / In year 2 of the course students must complete a 240 hr placement over a 20 week period in a setting where there is direct access to working with/supporting clients in the field of holistic and integrative health therapies.

Assessment Method

Learners will be assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, reports, reflective journals, oral presentations and examinations. Each module contains a number of assessment activities.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete this programme may be eligible to apply for entry into Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or the BSc Hons Applied Health Studies course at Ulster University.

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Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry to this qualification, applicants must normally: (a) Have attained a Pass in one subject at GCE ‘A’ Level and Grades A - C in three other subjects at GCSE Level or equivalent or an equivalent standard in an approved professional or other qualification; and / (b) Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English; (GCSE Grade C or equivalent - this requirement may be met within (a); / Or, as an alternative to (a) and/or (b), provide evidence of their ability to undertake the course through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning; and satisfactory ACCESSNI Enhanced Disclosure at commencement of the course. / Preference will be given to those applicants that hold a Level 3 qualification in a holistic or integrative health therapy. International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. / English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Further Information

Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: Thursday
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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