Keele University

Public Health Keele University Degree level: Undergraduate


Course options

Course summary

TEF Gold

Keele University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Public health is about helping people and communities to stay healthy, and protect them from threats to their health. The Public Health BSc (Hons) provides a platform to develop a career working to improve the health of communities and populations both in the United Kingdom and globally. The programme will focus on developing knowledge and skills that contribute to maintaining and improving health in local, national and global populations through a focus on health protection, health promotion and improvements in services. This will involve understanding why health inequalities occur and how these can be reduced with improvements in population health (e.g. reduced cancer incidence, lower infant mortality rates, increased life expectancy).

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 has clear links with employment opportunities (for example, public health practitioner, sexual health advisor, health promoter, research assistant), and further academic development (for example, Masters in Public Health, the public health training programmes).

The programme aims to provide core skills that will allow effective interpretation and understanding of key areas of health and social research and how this can be used to inform policy and improve public health. This will include actions to reduce the occurrence of ill health and deliver appropriate services, with consideration of the wider determinants of health.

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 code B704
Institution code K12
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCC Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 2 years post- GCSE study or work experience. Although it is recognised that some applicants will be mature students where this may not be applicable.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level credits at Distinction.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C (4) in Mathematics and English, or equivalent qualifications. Please contact School of Nursing and Midwifery for further advice.

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

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including 5.5 in each subtest. To be taken within the last 2 years prior to the start of the course.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change

Provider information

Visit our website

Keele University

Course contact details


01782 734010