B.Sc. Public Health

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • 11200
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
This Public Health degree from the University of Greenwich is for anyone excited by the explosion of community public health initiatives all over the UK that are aimed at improving people's health through strategies incorporating social change, reducing inequalities, changing public policies, new products and services, better housing, improved quality health care and local regeneration schemes. The programme is multidisciplinary, reflecting central government policies in public health



You will explore strategies that are aimed at improving people's health through incorporating social change, reducing inequalities, changing public policies, new products and services, better housing, improved quality health care and local regeneration schemes.

The programme is multidisciplinary, reflecting central government policies in public health. Anyone who has a strong sense of fairness will be interested in each of these core subjects offered as part of this degree.

The highlight for many students is the work experience opportunity that is offered in the third year, where students spend time in working with potential future employers.

Our commitment to students doesn't end with graduation, this degree has a strong focus on graduate employability and we are continually developing on existing links with health and social care providers to help direct graduates into work. We also work closely with professional bodies that represent the public health workforce nationally and this relationship has assisted with the development of this degree.

This degree will help students to gain much of the knowledge and some of the experience required to submit their portfolio to the UK Public Health Register to become a registered public health practitioner.

The Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling is a trusted provider of excellent academic degrees and vocational training. Our teaching staff are research active and are experts in their respective field.

The department is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support our activities and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and we welcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.

Career options

Opportunities for graduates with this degree are bountiful with previous students now working in a variety of roles employed by local government, the national health service, the wide sweep of organisations in the voluntary sector, regional, national and international bodies working on improving health, and industries involved in food, transport, the environment, pollution and education.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP11200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits 360
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Year 1

  • Academic and personal development (15 credits)
  • Environmental Health and Health Protection (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Concepts and Theories of Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Behaviour Change in Public Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Health and Social Policy (15 credits)
  • Cultural Competence in Health and Social Care (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Analysis of Health Needs (15 credits)
  • Applied Ethics for Health and Public Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Research Process (15 credits)
  • Health Economics and Policy (15 credits)
  • Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Life, Health and Wellbeing: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Community Action and Engagement (15 credits)
  • Health Promotion (15 credits)
  • Employment Based Learning (15 credits)
  • Environment, Housing and Wellbeing (15 credits)
  • Evidence, Theory and Practice in Public Health and Wellbeing (30 credits)
  • Two 15 credit options from : Global Context of Public Health; Managing Social Enterprise

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

English Language Requirements


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Applicants should have:

  • 280 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two subjects at A-level OR a BTEC National Diploma PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English language and mathematics), or their equivalent
  • OR an approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3. A minimum of 30 of the level 3 credits must be at Merit or Distinction level PLUS GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications
  • This programme conducts interviews with potential candidates.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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University of Greenwich

London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Greenwich, founded in 1890, has three campuses at Greenwich (London), Avery Hill (London) and Medway (Kent), each with modern learning facilities, in beautiful historic buildings. The University has a resource base of highly qualified staff with wide-ranging expertise and significant links with business and industry. Innovation and strong links to industry and commerce, complemented by research excellence and an international agenda are what make the University of Greenwich a leading modern university.