Institute of Health

Public Health with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year is designed to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your studies with the University of Wolverhampton at degree level and beyond.

The BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year is designed to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your studies with the University of Wolverhampton at degree level and beyond.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B906
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health
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Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year is designed to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your studies with the University of Wolverhampton at degree level and beyond. During your Foundation Year you will develop skills appropriate to University study such as finding and using information, working collaboratively with others, challenging and debating ideas and expressing yourself with greater confidence.

Public health saves 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.  Increasing government attention is focussed on improving population health, as demonstrated in current policy. Much emphasis is placed on tackling the underlying causes of ill-health, promoting health and well-being, and addressing health inequalites. 

Many agencies now having public health responsibilities; this 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. This course is specifically designed to fulfil this need.

What happens on the course?

This course will enable you to gain an understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches to Public Health. As a Public Health student you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the assimilation and understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the subject, as well as more general skills which will be widely transferable, enabling you to effectively prepare for and to establish a career in a wide range of public health related areas.

 A range of modules will be studied, some alongside other health and social care students, which will broaden your understanding of Public Health, and provide you with opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning.

If you are interested in a career in nursing or paramedic science, successful completion of the Foundation Year (Year 1) will meet the entry requirements for you to apply to these courses.  You will be guaranteed a test/interview opportunity.  If you are successful and are made an offer to nursing or paramedic science part of this offer will require that you gain a GCSE grade C/4+ in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications).? 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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 Masters 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  / Physicians Associate training.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year 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, and so can help you 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, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

 

The educational aim of the course is to develop the specific knowledge and skills needed for effective public heath practice. The course follows the nine competency areas defined by the Faculty of Public Health (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), which relate to the three domains of public health practice (health protection, health improvement and service quality). This gives the course a sound foundation for employability. The course is also able to provide the platform for individuals to become graduate professionals who are digitally literate, knowledgeable, enterprising and aware of their role within the public health arena as global citizens.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

Additional Course Costs

Optional Costs

  • Various certified courses are available via My Course + More, ranging from £0-£200

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Applicants must hold:

  • GCSE English at grade 4+ (previously grade C) or equivalent (Key Skills Level 2 English or Functional Skills Level 2 English).

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

You must provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Applicants must be 18 years old or above at the start of the course.

 

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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