Public Health at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Following the pandemic there is a growing demand for public health professionals able to use their specialist knowledge and skills to improve the population’s health and protect against global threats. On this course you learn how to prevent ill health and promote wellbeing locally and globally opening up a range of rewarding career paths. The course offers the opportunity to explore the differing health needs of populations; the influences on health; and how to prevent ill health and promote health and wellbeing. Using a blended learning approach we prepare you for working in the field of public health with theory applied to real-life situations. Subject areas covered may include public health protection and control of infectious diseases; leadership and management in public health including crisis leadership; health promotion and prevention including the prevention and management of infectious diseases; and supporting behaviour change. There is a strong focus on public health’s responsibility to protect and improve the health of all people and reduce health and social care inequalities. Graduates of this course achieve fellowship recognition with the UK Royal Society for Public Health. Why choose this course?

  • Study a course where learning is mapped against the UK Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework; UK Public Health Registry; ASPHER core competencies for public health professionals; and Global Health Education competencies
  • Benefit from the course’s adaptable flexible approach designed to develop your capacity to respond quickly and confidently to emerging public health challenges including the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and disruptions caused by climate change
  • Hone your research and leadership skills addressing a range of past and future issues as well as challenges in global public health science
  • Learn from a dedicated academic team whose experience and world-leading research feeds back into your learning. Areas of research include health research evaluation; hospital and health systems management; and public health
  • You are part of the Bedfordshire Health and Social Care Academy connecting you to leaders and employers responsible for developing the health social work and social care workforce of tomorrow
  • Potential employers include health service organisations; government and local authorities; industry; and charitable and international organisations focusing more on the promotion and protection of the public’s health and wellbeing

Assessment method

Course work; group and individual project work, reports, oral presentations and podcasts.

How to apply

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Luton Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE maths and English grade 4 or equivalent.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Public Health at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS