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Public Health [with Foundation Year]

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2024

Subject

Environmental and public health

Learn to promote people's health and wellbeing, with our Public Health degree. Study in Chelmsford and get hands-on experience with community placements. Health inequality means that we don’t all start with the same chance in life. The need to recognise public health issues has never been so important. From interviewing students about drug and alcohol addiction, to 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 – the diverse nature of public health means that no two days are the same. It’s a sector that’s brimming with career opportunities.

Public health covers three key areas:

Health improvement: this includes work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by promoting health lifestyle changes. This can include helping people to quit smoking or improve their living conditions; promoting healthy eating, or tackling underlying issues such as poverty and reduced access to healthcare.
Health protection: this area can cover the safety and quality of the environment, food and water, preventing the spread of communicable disease and managing outbreaks – such as pandemic flu – and addressing the health effects of climate change.
Healthcare: public health professionals help to make sure that health and care services are fit-for-purpose and accessible to all sectors of the population.

By studying BSc (Hons) Public Health at ARU, you’ll gain practical skills and the confidence to work collaboratively in groups. As a student here, you’ll take part in simulated scenarios and community-based research, as well as creating reports, presentations and demonstrations to present to panels and judges.

You’ll gain the research and analytical skills to interpret data. 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 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. Throughout the UK practitioners work to protect and improve health and wellbeing. The UKPHR operate a register of Public Health Practitioners to ensure that workers meet and maintain a high standard of competency within the Public Health profession. Our Public Health degree aligns with these UKPHR practitioner competencies ensuring that through a combination of employment focussed content, work placements and lectures, our programme will help you prepare for UKPHR registration.

Our students feel that their voice is heard and that we value their opinion. According to the National Student Survey 2020, they rate their tutors highly and value the feedback they receive.

You have the option to take this course as a four-year degree with foundation year. If you choose to learn in Chelmsford, you'll study with our partner, ARU College, in either Cambridge or Chelmsford for Year 1, then Chelmsford for years 2-4. If you choose to study in Peterborough, you'll stay there for all four years of your course.

Modules

Year 1:
·Foundation in Optometry
·Medical and Life Sciences

Year 2:
·Practitioner in Public Health
·Human Systems and Disease
·Promoting Health and Wellbeing
·Understanding Epidemiology

Year 3:
·Global Health and Sustainability
·Data Analysis in Public Health Research
·Health Communication
·Healthcare Systems
·Ruskin Module

Year 4:
·Driving Change in
·Population Health
·Responsive Public Health Practitioner
·Engagement in the Public Health
·Community
·Strategies to Enhance Health

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course locations:

Chelmsford Campus

Cambridge Campus

Department:

School of Allied Health and Social Care

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Environmental and public health

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


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Environmental and public health

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

Top job areas of graduates

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

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.

£24k

£24k

£33k

£33k

£35k

£35k

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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