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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Public Health

Why choose this course?

What keeps people healthy? Public health is about creating a healthy, happy society – helping to prevent health problems, rather than working with people who are ill.

We can look out of our window to see issues that public health can improve. On this course, you’ll learn how you can make a difference to society for many people, working towards preventing people getting ill and even saving lives.

The discipline has always had a major role in preventing health problems and protecting the health of the nation, and is more relevant now than ever. Emphasis is placed on tackling the underlying causes of ill health, promoting health and wellbeing, and addressing health inequalites.

Wolverhampton has some of the worst health statistics in the country. We work a lot with Directors of Public Health, so you will benefit from a strong practical emphasis on real life situations.

Many agencies now have public health responsibilities, which is opening up new opportunities for innovative approaches. It also brings the need for a well-prepared public health workforce, able to work flexibly across many disciplines and demonstrate a wide range of abilities. The course is specifically designed to fulfil this need.

Exercise and physical activity are one of the key pillars of Public Health England’s strategy – if you're particularly interested in promoting exercise for health, the BSc (Hons) Exercise & Health degree might be of interest.

What happens on the course?

BSc (Hons) Public Health will enable you to gain an understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches to public health. You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively prepare for and to establish a career in a wide range of public health related areas.

There are three modules per semester and you will spend two days at University, with the format of delivery fitting in with people who work or have other commitments. You will learn and be assessed through a variety of activities including discussion, debate, presentations, posters, video clips, quizzes and more.

You can gain experience through our module on Volunteering, which will help you to understand the theory.

A range of modules will be studied, on topics including violence and world health. Some modules will be studied alongside other health and social care students, which will broaden your understanding of public health, and provide you with opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning.

Examples of modules include:

  • Human Health and the Environment,
  • The Sociology of Public health
  • Developing healthy communities,
  • Exploring mental health issues in contemporary society
  • Epidemiology,
  • World health: examining global issues and actions.
  • Promoting health: assessing and addressing health need

Why Wolverhampton?

BSc (Hons) Public Health is one of many courses run by the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, which has an established reputation for excellence in terms of the quality of its courses, particularly through the provision of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and for the student centred-friendliness of its academic and administrative staff. You will have the benefit of being taught by very experienced staff with first-hand knowledge of working in the public health field in a variety of professional roles, helping you to integrate and apply the knowledge you will gain.

The Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology, health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities. To find out more, visit:

What our students think

“I liked very much my studies in public health. It gave me an overview of public health, which included definitions, principles, practice and relevant topics of public health, such as violence and inequalities. I believe I will be able to apply this knowledge on my career as it seems to me that now I have a broad perspective of health.”

“The lecturers were very supportive, competent and friendly; they helped me a lot during my studies. I found very interesting the focus on the independent learning process as I believe that this skill is important, especially during the professional career.”

“Now I am more critical, independent and willing to take (and accept) challenges. Besides, I acquired a broad view of health: I believe that now I take more into account the determinants of health and the importance of the community on health. I can say that all these skills that I gained are helping me in my career.”

Career path

This course will prepare you to move into the field of public health employment. Several agencies offer opportunities, within the public, private or voluntary sector. A variety of occupational roles are possible, such as:

  • Public health practitioner
  • Health improvement lead
  • Wellbeing advisor
  • Health promoter / Health advisor
  • Health inequalities worker
  • Lifestyle trainer
  • Health protection practitioner
  • Public health intelligence analyst
  • Childhood obesity programme co-ordinator
  • Mental health promotion specialist
  • Sexual health advisor
  • Smoking cessation counsellor
  • Community development officer
  • Research assistant
  • Community safety analyst
  • Health lecturer

For those who wish to continue in further study or research, the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing currently offers a Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in Public Health. These may be studied full or part-time, or by Distance Learning, along with more flexible study options for those who wish to take stand alone modules as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). There is also the possibility of pursuing Graduate Nurse / Physician Associate training.

What skills will you gain?

The educational aim of the course is to develop the specific knowledge and skills needed for effective public heath practice.

Public health is an art and a science, so you will gain relevant analytical skills. You’ll study epidemiology which, by its nature, is detective work; it’s an analysis of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations.

You will also develop your person-centred communication skills, learning to communicate with empathy and respect which is vital in many work disciplines.

The course follows competency areas, providing a sound foundation for employability in public health, including: surveillance and assessment of health; assessing the evidence for health; policy and strategy; leadership and collaborative working; health improvement and protection; public health intelligence; academic public health; and health and social care quality. These relate to the three domains of public health practice: health protection; health improvement; and service quality.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • Gain CDD with a minimum of DDE from at least 2 'A' Levels.
  • BTEC National Diploma at a MMP grade
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade MMP /BTEC QCF Diploma at grade DM
  • CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education at a C grade
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance


2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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