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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Public Health and Wellbeing (R64)

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Course summary

Public health is rapidly developing. This degree provides critical understanding of public health and wellbeing, and its policy and practice aims. You’ll learn about preventing infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, as well as non-communicable diseases, for example heart disease, and how to promote health and enhance wellbeing. You’ll discover how the social determinants of health and illness lead to inequalities, and the nature of evidenced-based interventions to prevent ill-health and promote good health. You will also learn about the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) Standards and develop the skills needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. Key features of the course

  • Explore a rapidly developing area of health and social care.
  • Critically evaluate how inequalities in society impact individual and community health.
  • Learn about the ethical, legal, economic and political issues that influence healthcare provision.
  • Learn about the United Kingdom Public Health Register and its standards for practice.


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a choice of 60-credit optional modules, then complete a compulsory 60-credit module. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study one compulsory 60-credit module and a further 60 credits from a range of health and wellbeing modules. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study two 60-credit compulsory modules to complete your degree.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Public Health and Wellbeing (R64) at Open University - UCAS