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.


Tuition Fees for 2018/19 have not yet been finalised - please read the 2018/19 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2018/19 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

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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