International Foundation Year - Public Health (IFY)

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International Foundation Year - Public Health (IFY)

This study route is designed to introduce international students to higher education while experiencing life abroad in the UK. It aims to prepare you with a deeper understanding of academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your chosen degree studies.

It will offer you the chance to:

  • Develop basic public health knowledge through teaching methods focused on hands-on, interactive learning through case studies and more.
  • Develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills, and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of your progression degree program.
  • Acquire a strong, critical approach to real-world problems specific to language and education skill levels, as well as be allowed ample opportunities to reflect upon your learning.
  • Enhance your academic English and learning with English modules taught first to set you up for success as you go into your computing modules later on.
  • Learn public health practices necessary for a successful career in your chosen area of study.

Progression degrees

The Public Health International Foundation Year (IFY) can help support you for a selection of degree specialism in this field. It also aims to prepare you with the necessary toolkit to be successful while heading into your chosen degree. It will help you take a critical approach to your studies, reflect on your learning, organize your studies, and be a strong, independent learner.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 4.0 entry: 4.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 4.5 entry: 4.5 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 5.0 entry: 5.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.5)
  • IELTS 5.5 entry: 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5.0)

UKVI or SELT equivalent will be required for IELTS 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 entry.

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will be eligible to progress onto one of the following Coventry University degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

  • Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)
  • Public Health BSc (Hons)
  • Childhood, Youth, and Education Studies BA (Hons)
  • Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

Course Details

In choosing to study Public Health IFY, you will develop your English academic language skills through up to three diverse skill modules, depending on your IELTS entry level. You will then study three subject-specialist modules. These modules will provide a strong framework for your continued studies toward your chosen higher education degree.

Year One

Introduction to Academic Language and Skills
Developing your Academic Language and Skills
Success in Academic Language and Skills
Skills for Academic and Professional Development
Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Promoting Health and Wellbeing

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