This is a 4 year degree course. Please ensure that when you apply for this course you choose Point of entry 1 in your UCAS Hub. The BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year is designed to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your studies with the University of Wolverhampton at degree level and beyond. During your Foundation Year you will develop skills appropriate to University study such as finding and using information, working collaboratively with others, challenging and debating ideas and expressing yourself with greater confidence. Public health saves lives. The discipline has always had a major role in preventing health problems, and protecting the health of the nation, and is more relevant now than ever. Increasing government attention is focussed on improving population health, as demonstrated in current policy. Much emphasis is placed on tackling the underlying causes of ill-health, promoting health and well-being, and addressing health inequalites. Many agencies now having public health responsibilities; this is opening up new opportunities for innovative approaches. It also brings the need for a well-prepared public health workforce, able to work flexibly across many disciplines and demonstrate a wide range of abilities. This course is specifically designed to fulfil this need. This course will enable you to gain an understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches to Public Health. As a Public Health student you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the assimilation and understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the subject, as well as more general skills which will be widely transferable, enabling you to effectively prepare for and to establish a career in a wide range of public health related areas. A range of modules will be studied, some alongside other health and social care students, which will broaden your understanding of Public Health, and provide you with opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If you do not hold 48 UCAS points and are classed as a mature applicant (aged 21 or over), you can access the Prepare for Foundation admissions pathway. To receive an offer through this route you will be required to successfully attend and pass a Prepare for Foundation event. This is a one-day programme which is designed to assess your keen interest or recent experience in the subject, through a written assessment and a variety of activities. During the event you will have the opportunity to ask questions, be introduced to studying a higher education foundation course and meet staff and fellow students. You will need to hold a level 2 qualification in English. We understand that not everyone is able to achieve GCSE English for a variety of reasons. Our equivalency assessments provide an opportunity for you to further your English skills ready for your studies, as well as being able to meet part of the entry requirements for this course. Our equivalency courses are free of charge but must be completed before your course starts.
English language requirements
As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.
English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants
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Fees and funding
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