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.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours

Location

Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • B704

Duration of study

  • 3 years/ 4 years with International Year

Why study Public Health at Keele University?

Top 20 in England for Health Professions (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Aligned with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework and links with local and global employment opportunities
Part of Keele's exceptional School of Medicine which has an excellent reputation in both education and research
Work placement and study abroad opportunities
Growth sector with a broad range of global career opportunities
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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Public Health at Keele

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Foundation year

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

Course Structure

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For admission enquiries please contact publichealth.enquiries@keele.ac.uk

 

Qualifications

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

BTEC: MPP

 

How to Apply

UCAS Applications

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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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.