Public Health, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • We have strong links with health and social care providers
  • You will get on-the-job experience in work placements with potential future employers
  • Our expert tutors help you gain the knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner which can lead to registration with the UK Public Health Register.
  • Located across the Universities iconic Greenwich Maritime Campus



If you want to work in the public health industry, our degree has a strong focus on graduate employment so you can make a direct impact on the national community. Our degree will help you gain the vital knowledge and experience required to submit your portfolio to become a registered public health practitioner via the UK Public Health Register.

With the expert guidance of our research-active tutors, you will explore strategies that will improve the UK's health. These include social change, targeting inequalities and, designing and implementing public policies. You will also investigate the impact of new services, better housing and local regeneration schemes. 

We pride ourselves on a vibrant student experience, employing creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. Our degree provides access to world-class research and well-equipped facilities to support all your activities.

The highlight for many students is the work placement opportunity in your final year where you will spend time working with potential future employers. Many students have been offered paid work with their host employer as a result. Our commitment to students doesn't end with graduation; we are continually developing links with health and social care providers to help our graduates into work. We also have close links with professional bodies that represent the national public health workforce.

Each of the core subjects featured within our degree will stir the passions of anyone who has a strong sense of fairness. Our programme is multidisciplinary, reflecting central government policies in public health.

Located at the University of Greenwich's prestigious Maritime campus, the BSc Hons Public Health programme has world renowned attractions right on its doorstep from The Cutty Sark to the River Thames.

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich campus, you will have access to state of the art learning, teaching and social spaces.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, of which no more than 10 UCAS tariff points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

Plus at least three GCSEs including English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C or recognised equivalent.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

What people say

The University of Greenwich has given me the practical skills to help me in my career and  focus on the direction I want to go in. The tutors were friendly and approachable, understanding and very knowledgeable.

Jayne Garfield-Field
BSc Hons Public Health

It's very multi-cultural at Greenwich. It's a very welcoming place and you feel very comfortable. It's like a macrocosm of the city of London!

Benny Mukusha
BSc Hons Public Health

Extra information


You will be assessed through: 

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Written reports
  • Peer-led assessment
  • Project report.


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.

Fees and finance

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.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

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