Public Health - BSc (Hons)
Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life. Epidemics, climate change, your environment, and global politics can all affect wellbeing. Public Health is the science and art of promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, preventing sickness, and ensuring populations can live healthy lives. On this course you will consider what contribution you can make to reducing poverty and injustice, and increasing access to healthcare and building a more equal society.
Why study Public Health at Keele University?
Public Health at Keele
Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.
This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.
Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.
Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.
The Foundation Year is a is a two semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BSc (Hons) Public Health. For example, in the Academic and Professional Development for Health module you will begin to develop an awareness of professional standards that you will be working to in your degree and professional career. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do.
You will gain a greater appreciation of historical and contemporary approaches to health and social care within the UK, considering key health issues and challenges facing health and science services. At the same time, we will advance your knowledge of human biology and chemistry, giving you a solid grasp of body systems, science and lab work. You'll develop safe, professional laboratory skills and get to know the mathematical techniques and quantitative methods used across health science-related and social care programmes.
Throughout the programme, you will develop subject-specific and broad based skills that will be invaluable in your academic career and beyond. You can find out more about our Foundation Year, Including Information on learning, teaching and assessment methods and further opportunities available to you by visiting our homepage.
The module details given below are indicative and will give you a good idea of the range of subjects that we teach. We regularly review our teaching to ensure that the modules we offer are up-to-date; therefore, the modules available to study are liable to change.
Semester One Modules
|FYO-00237||Foundations of Human Biology for Health||15 credits|
|FYO-00241||Foundations of Chemistry for Health||15 credits|
|FYO-00213||Foundations of Numerical and Quantitative Methods for Health Students||15 credits|
Semester Two Modules
|FYO-00239||Advancing Human Biology for Health||30 credits|
|FYO-00245||Foundations in Health and Society||15 credits|
Year long modules (Semesters One and Two)
|FYO-00181||Academic and Professional Development||30 credits|
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Additional GCSE requirements
A-Levels: At least 64 UCAS points from 1 A Level/Level 3 qualification
GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in all subtests) AND GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above
Access to Higher Education Diploma: Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 64 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 L3 credits at Merit
How to Apply
Visit UCAS for applications. You should apply for Public Health with Foundation Year
UCAS code: B705
Direct Entry Students
If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.
Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.
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