A degree in public health is one that focuses on understanding and supporting people in building a healthy lifestyle, as well as improving and protecting health in the public and private sectors.
Our Public Health BSc focuses on understanding and supporting people in building a healthy lifestyle, as well as improving and protecting health in the public and private sectors.
This is the ideal course for you if you're interested in working in hospitals, local authorities and international organisations, or private sector NGOs and insurance companies.
Past graduates have gone on to work in roles such as public health practitioner, health improvement practitioner, epidemiologist, data analyst or health campaign manager.
By the end of your degree, you'll have built a comprehensive skillset that will put you in an excellent position to work in a variety of fields connected to public health.
Our public health degree focuses on how to tackle major health problems at a global, national and local level, as well as on how to reduce health inequalities through coordinated action.
You’ll work with tutors and lecturers who are on the cutting edge of public health practice. All of our academic staff are experts in a broad range of fields including demography and epidemiology.
You'll hear from experts and specialists from a range of bodies, meaning that the skills you learn will be in line with industry best practice.
On this vital and respected course you will:
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This course will give you a multidisciplinary understanding of public health practice to support you in multiple disciplines. You will develop your skills and expertise to identify the health priorities of a community and you will have the ability to design, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions to tackle health inequalities. You will also develop your integrated leadership skills in professional practice.
The course will provide you with strong quantitative skills on which to base professional competence using appropriate research methods to support professional practice. Upon graduation, you will be able to evaluate and appraise new information, review evidence and critically analyse conflicting theories and assimilate best professional practice. You will also be prepared for work at postgraduate level and/or for employment in relevant fields.
This module aims to give you the ability to understand basic mathematical, statistical, economic, and computational concepts as well as the ability to communicate scientific knowledge to both technical and non-technical audience. This module also aims to provide a number of key skills to support your future role as public health practitioners.
This module aims to provide you with knowledge of human anatomy and its hierarchical organisation from cell to organ system. An understanding of how the main body systems and mechanisms involved maintaining a "state of health" will be developed along with an introduction to how these systems can malfunction.
The module aims to provide you with a clear understanding of the role of public health and increase your awareness of the multiple strategies implemented to improve the health of the population in a variety of settings such as community and national. Health promotion and health protection principles will be explored and applied to practice.
This module aims to develop an understanding of the concepts of health and ill-health and factors which influence and contribute to an individual’s “state of health”. You will examine how physical, chemical, biological, social and psycho-stressors impact on human health and the environment.
The module aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge of economic techniques and tools in the context of the health care system and to assess the efficacy, value, production and consumption of different public health interventions. The module provides evidence of the role of health and health care for a country successful economy.
The module aims to provide you with the skills necessary to plan, implement, analyse and report project-based work with focus on preparation for the final year project module. The module also develops core research skills fundamental to a scientific research design, irrespective of discipline. Specific research skills include analytical techniques appropriate to individual programme requirements.
Public health surveillance is the continuous, systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data needed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice and this module aims to introduce the concept and main characteristics of public health surveillance activities, programs and tools.
This module aims to develop an understanding of leadership in public health organisations both within and across organisations. You will learn about the principles of health and social care, public health governance and their organisational management. Effective leadership styles will be explored with reference to case studies and the theoretical perspective. Skills for implementing policies in public health organisations will be developed and principles for leading more effective change will be explored.
The aim of this module is to take a strategic view of public health and to apply relevant policies and strategies to tackle different aspect of population health. You will be provided with the necessary tools and abilities to work towards the improvement of the health of the population. This module supports your future role in the public health sector linking theories to practice and providing transferable knowledge necessary to your career paths and future employment.
This module introduces the relationships between health and society and the factors that affect individual, community and population health. You will learn about health determinants and health inequalities, the socio-economic causes of health and illness arising from poverty and deprivation across the life-course and policies seeking to address these issues.
This module explores the relationship between housing, health and safety and ways in which housing, health and social care organisations can work more effectively together to deliver better health outcomes. You will learn about housing in history and the range of organisations and stakeholders now involved in delivering the housing and public health agenda.
This module provides a firm foundation in epidemiological reasoning, data collation, trend analysis at local and national level as well as the identification of current and future risks to individual and national health.
This module is aimed at providing a deep understanding of the role of the media in public health and how cultural aspect of public health in today’s society. Through the analysis of different media, you will analyse the multiple way of stimulating the public discussion around public health and improve the health knowledge of the population. Basic understanding of the role of law and legislation in public health and ethics in health research will be provided to support your future role as health practitioners.
This module focuses on the drivers of the global burden of diseases and issues of inequity surrounding these. The epidemiological, medical, political, social and economic challenges associated with improving Global Health are investigated. This module aims to explore the past, current, and future challenges in the global public health agenda. Time will be spent on responses to emergencies including those derived from natural, economic and political events and examine the necessary short term solutions and the longer term impacts including psychological impacts of those that survive, the potential for disputes, roles of NGOs and their management, and returning the displaced to their homes.
This module seeks to provide an opportunity to develop professional and practical skills within a workplace situation and to enable academic study to be placed in a workplace context. The module will enable you to evaluate and reflect your current skills and identify areas for your own personal and professional development both for your degree and within the future workplace.
This module aims to synthesise learning from the course and provide an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, and the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. You will select a topic of personal interest you wish to study further and manage your own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.
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We review our courses regularly to improve your experience and graduate prospects so modules may be subject to change
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Upon graduation, you will be ideally placed to begin a career in a wide variety of public and private sectors such as the NHS, local and national government agencies, health insurance companies, NGOs and international organisations.
The skills and knowledge you will have developed will leave you well equipped for varied roles such as Public Health Practitioner, Health Improvement Practitioner, Epidemiologist, Data Analyst, Public Health Scientist or Health Campaign Manager.
You could also pursue further study.
Our Careers & Employability Service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 10 UK universities for students who want to be CEOs and entrepreneurs (Hitachi, 2021).
Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects. And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
The fees below refer to the 2023/24 academic year unless otherwise stated. Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
The fees below refer to students commencing in 2024/25:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £15,100
Part-time students: £126 per taught credit
The fees below refer to students commencing in 2024/25:
Full-time students: £16,600
Part-time students: £138 per taught credit
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
Much of Dr Di Cesare's work has focused on inequalities in non-communicable diseases, risk factors contribution to overall and chronic diseases mortality, and the role of early nutrition on child development. She has experience working in the academia as well as international organisations, United Nations, and the National Office of Statistics. She is part of the NCD- Risk factors collaboration, a network of over 1,000 health scientists who collaboratively works with the World Health Organisation to inform countries on the levels and trends of the health of the population. Her research is currently supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr Aceijas has worked in research and academia in Public Health since 1998 for institutions such the University of East London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College and Andalusian School of Public Health. She has been working in Public Health research on drug dependences, HIV, and healthy behaviours among university students.
Dr Stewart's environmental health and housing career started in local government for around 10 years before taking her first lecturing post in a London university in 1999. Her work has been widely recognised and features across a range of publications, including books, chapters and papers as well as conference presentations. She is a founding member of the Environmental Health Research Network and there is more information on her Amazon Author page.
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