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Public Health (Extended), BSc Hons

Study public health on this extended degree for on-the-job experience and work placements with potential employers thanks to our strong links with health and social care providers.

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 competent public health practitioner.

This public health degree starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. Once completed, you then study the same modules as on our three-year course. This will give you 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

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

b912 A BSc/PH

Duration

4 years full-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).
  • This four-year course is identical to the three-year course but has a foundation year and can be accessed with lower entry requirements.
  • If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this is your route to a degree in public health.
  • One of only two BSc Public Health courses in London and the South East, scoring 90% for overall satisfaction.
  • 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

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and Maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A‐Level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects.
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS-Levels in relevant subjects.
  • Applications from those with an AS‐Level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects.
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects.
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

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:

Further information about entry

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a
    possibility for the highest quality applicants.
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability.
  • Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes.

For more information, please contact us.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

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

Your overall workload may consist of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc.), independent learning, and assessments.

Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. So, if you receive 50 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you will be expected to complete 250 hours of independent study to complete the module successfully. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

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

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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.

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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, charities, 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.

Contact: employability@gre.ac.uk / 020 8331 8810.

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.

Support from the department

You will be taught by our supportive staff through lectures, seminars and tutorials, and in small groups using case studies, role play and student centred learning. You will also carry out a research project.

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.

Health and social care at the University of Greenwich

As a health and social care student at Greenwich, you can expect research-active expert tutors, work placements and great job prospects thanks to our strong links with social care providers.

Visit our health and social care subject page.