BSc Hons Public Health

University Of Greenwich

Program Overview

On this public health degree, you will gain the vital knowledge and experience that can be applied to any areas of public health practice. This might range from community empowerment to statistical analysis and epidemiology to policy development. Our strong emphasis on employment-orientated knowledge and skills development means our graduates are ready to start work as public health practitioners.


With the guidance of our research-active tutors, you will explore strategies that will improve the UK's health, from social change and targeting inequalities, to designing and implementing national campaigns. A structured work experience assignment in your final year will give you the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills you have developed in the workplace and make valuable professional contacts.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,100



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Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Introduction to Concepts and Theories of Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Health & Social Policy (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Behaviour Change in Public Health (15 credits)
  • Cultural Competency in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Environmental Health and Health Protection (15 credits)
  • Academic and Personal Development (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Applied Ethics for Health and Public Health (15 credits)
  • Analysis of Health Needs (15 credits)
  • Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (15 credits)
  • Life, Health and Wellbeing: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Research Process (15 credits)
  • Health Economics and Policy (15 credits)


Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Health Promotion (Level 6) (15 credits)
  • The Global Context of Public Health (15 credits)
  • Employment Based Learning (15 credits)
  • Housing, Environment and Wellbeing (15 credits)
  • Theory, Evidence and Practice in Public Health and Wellbeing Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Community Development and Engagement. (15 credits)

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, of which no more than 10 UCAS tariff points should come from AS-levels.


We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

Plus at least three GCSEs including English Language or Literature and Mathematics with a minimum of grade C or recognised equivalent.

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.


2022/23 fees

Full-time (per year)   
Home    £9,250 
International    £15,100


Part-time (per 30 credits)
Home    £2,313 *

Fees information International fees
Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.


Accommodation costs
Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study
There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Other costs
Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)​
Work experience: you may incur costs associated with work experience, e.g. travel or payment for mandatory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (estimate, £300).

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?
There are many opportunities for graduates with a public health degree. Graduates have gone on to a variety of roles in local government, the National Health Service, the wide sweep of organisations in the voluntary sector, regional, national and international bodies, and industries involved in food, transport, the environment, pollution and education.


Do you provide employability services?
Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.
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