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.
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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
Health promoter / Health advisor
Health inequalities worker
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
Community safety analyst
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After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.
UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.
Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.
15 January 2020
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25 February 2020
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06 May 2020
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30 June 2020
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05 July 2020
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06 July 2020
UCAS clearing opens
21 September 2020
The final deadline for applications to 2019 courses. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time).
20 October 2020
The deadline for adding Clearing choices, and for universities or colleges to accept applicants in Clearing.