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Course summary

This option includes a Foundation Year, The additional Foundation Year will allow you to develop your skills and build confidence in your academic abilities, and is available to you if you didn't meet the entry requirements of the BSc course. You will graduate with the same qualification but with an additional year at the start. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Studying at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU), you become part of a community of likeminded, friendly and inspiring people. Our lecturers are truly passionate about what they teach, and you’ll be able to benefit from their experience and gain the critical skills you need for your future career. Our public health lecturers are in direct contact with current agendas, sharing knowledge and expertise to ensure you receive the most current and significant lessons from global health policy. All our teaching staff also actively participate in national health forums. By studying with us you’ll gain a deep knowledge and understanding of decision making, as well as exploring health promoting initiatives, designed to solve complex public health problems. What makes BNU so special is that your lecturers have all really been a part of the teams who have influenced, formed and fought for public health agendas. We don’t just provide a theoretical education at BNU, we offer a unique insight into what your career will really look and feel like. Why study at BNU? Studying at BNU, you become part of a community of likeminded, friendly and inspiring people. Our lecturers are truly passionate about what they teach, and you’ll be able to benefit from their experience and gain the critical skills you need for your future career. By studying with us you’ll gain a deep knowledge and understanding of policy and decision making, as well as exploring health promoting initiatives, designed to solve complex public health problems. What makes BNU so special is that your lecturers have influenced, formed and fought for public health agendas. We offer a unique insight into what your career will really look and feel like. We always encourage you to participate in public health volunteering opportunities to further broaden your experience and understanding as well as build a personal network. We equip you with skills to properly present your thoughts to the world, for a more inclusive, diverse and intriguing society for everyone. What will I study? This course will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of how the society in which we live affects individual and community health. You'll learn about factors that influence health while exploring local, national and global approaches to improving healthcare. Throughout the programme, you'll develop important knowledge and we cover topics like public health and promotion theory, ethical decision making, health education and motivational interviewing skills. We’ll encourage you to debate, add to your lessons and bring your own thoughts to the table. You’ll be able to discuss with your classmates and learn together with people who are passionate about the same things you are. You'll take part in student-led events and health promotion projects, gaining opportunities to network with public health employees. The practical, highly relevant experience you’ll gain will help put you in a strong position for building your public health career and set you aside as a unique candidate in the world of work. What are my career prospects? On successful completion of this degree, you will be well equipped for a range of different careers in different sectors, such as: • The NHS • Public Health England • Local government e.g. housing officer • Social care support workers • Charity worker • Health promotion worker • International agencies • Drugs and alcohol services • Sexual health services • Public health practitioners • Environmental health officer • Health administration

Modules

Foundation Year Core Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Ways of Learning About the Social World Year one Core Policy and Politics in Public Health Introduction to Epidemiology Society, Culture and Community Foundations for Public Health Practice Safeguarding: A Public Health Perspective Opportunity modules 2x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Health Promotion in Action Collaborating for Success in Public Health Patterns, Trends and Innovations Research Methods Optional Inspiring Individuals to Improve Health OR Placements Opportunity 2x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules Year three Core At Risk Populations and Mental Health Educating for Improved Health Extended Independent Work Global Public Health Optional Settings-Based Health Promotion OR Medical Ethics and Law

Assessment method

We tailor our academic and pastoral support to your individual needs and aspirations, and your personal tutor will be on hand to support you on your learning journey. The course team provides a 'learning event support package' with learning materials and resources. There is a focus on real world learning throughout the public health degree course. We aim to use assessment formats that reflect work practices within public health, for example report writing and oral presentations. You’ll be assessed through several methods including: • essays • projects • presentations • portfolio • reports and case studies • dissertation project


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
PUBY
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
83%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Public Health with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS