Birmingham City University

Health Studies (Public Health) BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Do you want a career that makes a positive impact on society and the world around you? Would you like the chance to study abroad? With our course, you can help address the health impacts of contemporary health issues such as climate change or violence, contribute to tackling child obesity, reduce mortality rates and help promote health and well-being. This innovative course has been developed to enable you to gain an understanding of approaches to health promotion and public health. It is ideal for entry into a wide spectrum of roles both in the UK and overseas.

There are strong links between this course and the UK public health skills and career framework, meaning you will graduate with a range of competencies and transferable skills. You can study this course on full time for 3 years or part time for 5 years.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 code B910
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
Must include either Health & Social Care or a Social Science at a grade C or above.
subject excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
subject excluded - Early Years
Access to HE Diploma Full award 60 credits with a minimum of 45 at Level 3 including 24 at Merit or Distinction in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2. Mathematics and English Language GCSE grade 4 or an acceptable equivalent should be achieved prior to application
Must be in a health-related pathway.
GCSE equivilences only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'
GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.
Scottish Higher Maximum of 5 Advanced Highers to achieve 104 tariff points
subject excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking
AS AA - EE Must include either Health & Social Care or a Social Science at grade C or above.
subject excluded - General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
Extended Project Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade 4 Must include mathematics & English language.
Only functional Skills & Key Skills are considered equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSE subjects.
Must have been achieved at the point of application
HNC (BTEC) P In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
HND (BTEC) P In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Obtain a minimum of 26 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 3 or 4:
Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 13 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 3 or 4
and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 104 UCAS Tariff Points
For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted

For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR English Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 104 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
to include a science or social science
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent (not including Early Years).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent (not including Early Years).
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent. Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 104 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent. Must be offered along with either one A-levels, one BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 104 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
subject excluded Early Years
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 104 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent (not including Early Years). Must be offered along with either 1 A-levels, 1 BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 104 tariff points .
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent (not including Early Years). Must be offered along with either 1 A-levels, 1 BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 104 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 104 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CD in two Highers).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted

If an applicant is studying an Access qualification or has already achieved an acceptable Level 3+ qualification, but is missing an acceptable Level 2 qualification, then they will be asked to complete Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and/or English Language (as applicable) by the 31st July alongside the GCSE they are studying.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Satisfactory Occupational Health clearance.

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


Clearing contact details

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