Public Health (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

From developing strategies to tackle health inequalities and rising levels of obesity to promoting mental, physical and environmental health, this course prepares you for a wide range of roles and opportunities in public health. Our degree with foundation year could be the stepping stone you need to achieve your goals. The foundation year aims to prepare you for degree-level study and is a great way to build the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to succeed on your degree course. The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year one of the degree onwards will be from our Coventry University campus. Foundation Year The foundation year supports you to gain the academic skills required for degree-level study and provides a grounding in key areas of health, education, psychology and wellbeing. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Public Health BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Health and Care. Degree The degree explores practical strategies for tackling disease and preventing ill health, including health promotion programmes and approaches to health protection in response to emerging challenges. We aim to give you a real-world taste of the tasks and challenges you may face as a practitioner, preparing you through practical activities and workshops applicable to your future career.

  • The course aims to equip you to work in a range of roles within public health where you can make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.
  • Develop an understanding of health disparities and health inequalities at local, national and international level as well as the knowledge to be able to improve health outcomes through the effective planning, execution and evaluation of health interventions to change behaviour.
  • The course offers the opportunity to develop knowledge around differing health needs, influences on health, and how to prevent ill health and promote health and wellbeing.
Why you should study this course
  • Learning is interactive and creative with hands-on learning sessions related to real-life situations.
  • Taught by current public health experts from a range of practice, research, academic and leadership backgrounds (staff may be subject to change).
  • The assessments use the same competencies, knowledge and skills that you will use in many public health job roles.
  • You will also have interprofessional learning opportunities allowing students from health-related courses the opportunity to share, learn and work together.
For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.


Foundation year

  • Skills for Professional Development
  • Psychology of Learning and Development
  • Health and Disease
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Successful completion of the foundation year progresses you to the first year of the degree course. Degree Year One In the first year, the curriculum allows you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline where you will develop knowledge to do with the foundations of public health, communication, health systems and health interventions, among others. Modules
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Personal and Professional Development Skills
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Health Systems
  • 21st Century Communication in Public Health
  • Foundations of Health Interventions and Evaluations
Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with epidemiology, health research, health promotion, health protection and public health policy, among others. Modules
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Understanding and Using Health Research
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Protection
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Employability in Public Health
Final Year Your final year aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a dissertation in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor. Modules
  • Leadership and Management for Health Care Professionals
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Health
  • Globalisation and Sustainable Health Financing
  • Implementing Health Service Interventions and Evaluation
  • Dissertation
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods on the degree may include:

  • Essays
  • Poster presentations
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Research project
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950* Year 1
Scotland £7950* Year 1
Wales £7950* Year 1
Channel Islands £7950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This is provisionally set at £9,250 for the 25/26 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Public Health (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS