Studying this course is the best decision I have made, and thanks to this course, I now look forward to a career in which I can thrive.

Hannah

Overview

Develop the skills you need to become a public health professional, with exciting career opportunities in both the UK and abroad.

Our Public Health and Health Promotion course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The World Health Organization and governments around the world are supporting the expansion of health promotion and public health. This is a growing and important area to be in.

You will study the mental, emotional, social, physical, spiritual, political and environmental influences on health and how currently the government aims to address these.

Why study Public Health and Health Promotion?

The Public Health and Health Promotion degree aims to develop knowledge, skills and Graduate Attributes that a wide variety of employers, both in the private and public sectors, are looking for.

Entry requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

More information about entry requirements.

88-112
UCAS Points

All about the course

Public Health and Health Promotion focuses on teaching and learning around the growing understanding that the prevention of ill health and promotion of health and wellbeing is far better for individuals and society than a sole focus on curing illness.

You will explore areas including:

  • understanding health, wellbeing and illness
  • communicating health information
  • promoting and improving health
  • health research
  • global health
  • mental health promotion.

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. 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. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

The Public Health and Health Promotion programme includes a wide range of teaching and learning strategies. These strategies are designed to encourage you to develop as independent learners as you progress through the three years. Individual strategies will be appropriately chosen, bearing in mind factors such as the numbers of students undertaking a module, and the specific content of the module. Most modules emphasise active learning in order to develop the qualities, knowledge and skills outlined in the course aims. Some modules will include organised visits. The course is supported by University’s virtual learning environment.

Most modules on the courses consist of 50 hours contact (teaching) time supported by 150 hours of independent learning. Extensive reading lists are given for each module and students will be navigated through the learning material with a structured lecture and seminar schedule.

We are committed to equipping you with the knowledge and skills required to work within the public health workforce both in the UK and internationally.

Tristi BrownettProgramme Director

How you’ll be assessed

The assessment methods aim to provide a wide range of possible methods for students to demonstrate and enhance their abilities and Graduate Attributes. Each module generally has one or two assessments from the following range: essays (includes reflective essays, case study essays, or essays that review or critique research), individual presentations, research reports, literature reviews, projects, seen and unseen examinations (usually 2 hours) and portfolios.

For each 20 credit module, there will be 200 hours of learning time and the assessments are usually weighted at 4,000 words or equivalent.

Your future career

The degree provides suitable entry qualifications which will contribute to becoming a registered health promotion or public health practitioner. It also opens up routes into teaching, through PGCE, and prepares you for further postgraduate study at all levels through to PhD. The course is normally accepted for graduate entry into health professional and social work programmes of study.

Typical areas of employment that you can enter after completing this degree are:

  • Commissioning public health services
  • Public health intelligence and surveillance
  • Health trainer
  • Project management: bid writing, community engagement and empowerment
  • Health policy and electoral reform
  • Health research
  • Communicating health information through social marketing and health-related media
  • Health services improvement and administration
  • Criminal justice system work in prisons and probation
  • Housing support, welfare and citizen’s advice
  • International development and global health: education programmes, tackling poverty, human rights
  • Charity work: fundraising, improving life-chances for vulnerable people and those with disabilities Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Undertake further study to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Improving healthy lifestyles (e.g. physical activity, sexual health, smoking cessation, drugs and alcohol, weight management)
  • Town planning, urban development and regeneration, healthy places
  • Health protection, health improvement, environmental health, health and safety officer, risk management, emergency planning
  • Occupational health – workplace health and wellbeing, human resources
  • Coaching, mentoring, counselling, supporting people with mental health issues, youth support work Leisure industry
  • Food sustainability, pollution reduction, climate change
  • Teaching and the wider education sector
  • Civil service

Fees

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

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Duration:

3 years

UCAS code:

B900

Location(s):

Canterbury
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