Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Public Health with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele. The Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The programme of modules is tailored to the student’s chosen degree route. After you have completed your Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Public Health course. The Public Health BSc (Hons) degree focuses on improving the health of entire communities and populations by identifying how to manage killer epidemics, improving physical, social and mental health outcomes and the wellbeing of people across local, regional, national and international populations, with emphasis on reducing health inequalities. The focus of the Public Health BS(c) Hons is on improving the health of entire communities and populations; this involves encouraging the improvement of physical, social and mental health outcomes and wellbeing of people within and across defined local, regional, national or international populations, with emphasis on reducing health inequalities. The programme will align with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework and clear links with employment opportunities (for example, public health practitioner, sexual health advisor, health promoter, research assistant) and further academic development (for example, Master's in Public Health, the public health training programmes). The Public Health programme aligns with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework and links with local and global employment opportunities and/or with further academic development.

Course details


For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB705
Institution code K12
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Relevant work experience is considered, please contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery for further information.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C (4) in Mathematics and English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change
Public Health with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS