Health Studies (Public Health) with Foundation Year Birmingham City University

Undergraduate

Health Studies (Public Health) with Foundation Year.

Do you want to make a positive impact on issues affecting the health of the population, individuals and local communities - like poverty, pollution, poor housing, access to good quality, affordable food and health inequalities? If you want a fulfilling career that will provide you with a real sense of achievement, then apply now for this foundation degree course.

By studying a foundation year, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.

For 2019/20 entry all applicants will be required to attend an interview for this course.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time including foundation year

  • Location

    City South Campus, Edgbaston

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 B91F
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level DDD 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 Scienceat a grade C or above.

General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Early Years not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Full award 60 credits Must be in a health-related pathway.
with a minimum of 45 at Level 3 including 18 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

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 science is not required for Access students.
Scottish Higher 72 tariff points
General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted
AS AA - EE 72 tariff points from A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
Must include either Health & Social Care or a Social Scienceat a grade C or above.
General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 grade 4 Must include Maths & English language. Must have been achieved at the point of application

Only functional Skills & Key Skills are considered equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSE subjects. 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.
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 24 points Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall
Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 10 points from two High Level subjects, will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 72 UCAS Tariff Points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 72 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) O4 minimum in maths and English if not achieved at Higher level
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Early Years not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Early Years not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 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 72 tariff points

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D 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 72 tariff points

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM 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 72 tariff points.
In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Early Years not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 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 72 tariff points

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Early Years not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 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 72 tariff points

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Early Years not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 72 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 DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).
General Studies and Critical Thinking

More about foundation year programmes

By studying a foundation year in either Health and Life Sciences, Children, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc or BA degree.

So although you are studying a BA or BSc in a specific course – for example, Children’s Nursing, Health Studies, Midwifery among many of possible options – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.

This flexibility is one of the great things about foundation year categories (Health and Life Sciences, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science), allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.

Important Note:

Upon completion of your Foundation Year, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 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.