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Public Health, BSc Hons

Study public health at Greenwich for an exciting start to a lifelong career in a dynamic field of work.

Study public health at Greenwich for an exciting start to a lifelong career in a dynamic field of work. Our strong emphasis on employment-orientated knowledge and skills development will mean that you graduate ready to start work as a public health practitioner.

On this public health degree, you will gain the vital knowledge and experience that can be applied to any areas of public health practice, from community empowerment, to statistical analysis and epidemiology, to policy development, for example.

With the guidance of our research-active tutors, you will explore strategies that will improve the UK's health, from social change and targeting inequalities, to designing and implementing national campaigns. A structured work experience assignment in your final year will give you the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills you have developed in the workplace and make valuable professional contacts.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

B902 A BSc/PH

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • For subjects allied to medicine, we are ranked top three in London for student satisfaction with learning resources (2019 National Student Survey).
  • We have strong links with health and social care providers.
  • 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 university's iconic Greenwich Maritime Campus.

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, Public Health, BSc Hons

What you will study

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About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with latest research insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work, and 97% of our faculty lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

Come and visit us

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Entry requirements

If you are

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 courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)​
  • Work experience: you may incur costs associated with work experience, e.g. travel or payment for mandatory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (estimate, £300).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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.

Do you provide employability services?

The Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. 

We strive to deliver a professional service with the aim of empowering our students to achieve their potential. We provide the following:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Accommodation information

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

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