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Anglia Ruskin University

Public Health

UCAS Code: B912

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

80 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. 80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

80

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental and public health

If you're passionate about helping to promote and protect people's health, our degree course is for you. You’ll have opportunities to develop practical and professional skills, engage with employers, interpret and report upon data, and get hands-on experience with a work placement.

Public health covers three key areas:

Health Improvement: Involves work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by promoting health lifestyle changes e.g. helping people to quit smoking, improving their living conditions, or promoting healthy eating, but also tackling underlying issues like poverty and reduced access to healthcare.

Health Protection: Involves ensuring the safety and quality of the environment, food and water, preventing the spread of communicable disease, and managing outbreaks e.g. pandemic flu, or addressing the health effects of climate change in the UK or abroad.

Healthcare: Helping to ensure that health and care services are fit-for-purpose and accessible by all sectors of the population.

Health inequality means that we don’t all start with the same chance in life. The need to recognise public health needs has never been so important.
The diverse nature of public health means that no day is the same. From interviewing students about drug and alcohol addiction or creating a campaign about exercise and nutrition in a poor area of the UK to writing a report to inform a government about a rare disease in a developing country.

You’ll gain the practical skills needed in real situations, from taking part in simulated scenarios and community based research to creating reports, presentations and demonstrations to present to panels and judges. We’ll support you to develop confidence and effectiveness needed when working in collaborative groups. Back in the classroom you’ll gain research and analytical skills to be able to interpret data and understand how to create solutions and reports from these. From developing technologies and health trends to your social media presence and campaigning, we monitor and change with the landscape, so your degree is always relevant.

When you graduate you’ll be equipped to use evidence to help plan and implement health solutions for individuals and communities and to develop effective health policies. You’ll also be aware of important issues like health inequalities and social justice, be familiar with useful health needs assessment and data analysis tools, and have developed effective communication skills.

We’ve worked with public health stakeholders, including Public Health England, the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) and Health Education England to create our course, and our teaching staff are part of international networks which inform everything we do.

You’ll constantly consider your career; engaging with public health occupational frameworks and demonstrating a range of UKPHR standards. This will be supported by the work placement you undertake and the portfolio that you’ll create from day one and take right through to interviews and registration.

Modules

Year one, core modules
Introduction to Public Health (PH)
Professional Skills for PH: The Foundation
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Introduction to Population Health

Year two, core modules
Global Health and Sustainability
Professional Skills for PH 2: Research and Evidence
Health Communication
Health Systems 1: Epidemiology and Health Economics

Year three, core modules
Projects to Enhance Health
Health Systems 2: Driving Change in Population Health
Community Experience
Professional Skills for PH 3: The Responsive Practitioner

Assessment methods

To ensure you’re gaining relevant real life skills we’ll assess you through modern techniques, such as simulated scenarios and role plays, case studies based on field trips, multi-media projects and even a Dragon’s Den style panel. You’ll also be assessed by more traditional methods, including reports, essays, group work and portfolio work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Humanities and Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Environmental and public health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,760
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Health associate professionals
26%
Health professionals
10%
Natural and social science professionals

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental and public health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£36k

£36k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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