BSc single honours Human Development (Mind, Body & Spirit)* 2018/19

Year of entry

*Subject to validation

This brand new degree course draws on and examines different aspects of mind, body and spirt. You will examine the idea of lifelong development and consider the psychological and social perspectives of life phases. You will also explore the themes of emotional language, social and personal development, physical development and the importance of lifelong activity. Setting these topics in a broader context, you will consider the spiritual aspects of landscape and international aspects of sustainability and ‘global village’.

The programme will encourage you to explore your identity and that of others, and take a close look at your society and culture, as well as different philosophies. Looking critically at spirituality and creativity will improve your own reflective practice.

You will explore areas including:

  • lifelong learning and development
  • physical development
  • spiritual development
  • moral development
  • research and student academic development.

BSc Human Development (Mind, Body, Spirit) is an exciting new multi-disciplinary degree course.  

It is situated within the Faculty of Education and draws on elements from existing degree routes in an innovative new combination and adds a spiritual development strand, which currently does not exist in undergraduate courses either at Christ Church or externally.

It builds towards, in particular, the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred as well as linking to the new MA in Physical Education and Physical Activity.  The new degree draws on existing strengths and expertise in a strong coherent offering. 

There are 6 different strands of modules including:

  • Lifelong development
  • Physical development
  • Self, society and culture
  • Person, place and the world
  • Spiritual
  • Student Development / Research focused.

Option modules include:

  • Pedagogy, andragogy and identity
  • Personal, political and moral values
  • Contemporary issues in Spirituality
  • Research methods 10 credits and Orientation

We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to progress on to Masters level with specific relevance to the MA Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred and Masters by Research Physical Education Physical Activity run by Canterbury Christ Church University.


The 2018/19 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £11,500

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2018/19 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2018/19 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Fact file

UCAS code

  • B300 Human Development (Mind, Body & Spirit)
  • B301 Human Development (Mind, Body & Spirit) with Education Foundation Year

Institutional code

  • C10


  • 3 years full-time


  • September 2018

Entry requirements

  • 88-112 UCAS points



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