Public Health & Community Studies BA (Hons) (CU London Dagenham)

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Public Health & Community Studies BA (Hons) (CU London Dagenham)

Public health is considered the science and art of promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.

The Public Health & Community Studies BA (Hons) Degree has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to excel in a multidisciplinary community environment and to effectively support a variety of agencies, communities and individuals in promoting health and wellbeing.

Entry Requirements

Entry levelWhat we're looking for
HNC64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
HND80 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3). If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

Career Prospects

With a growing demand for skilled health professionals, graduates of this course have an expansive list of career paths to explore.

With the majority of students going directly into a public health profession, other students have also chosen to study further in the field, with several students undertaking a master’s degree, in subjects such as Public Health and Nutrition, International Business Management and Social Policy.

Course Details

The Public Health & Community Studies BA (Hons) degree aims to teach the skills and knowledge relevant for progression into statutory, voluntary or private sectors. Opportunities can be found in areas that address the wider determinants of health, such as education, housing and transport by developing public approaches to promote health.

Throughout the course, you will address health inequalities, including tackling the damaging effects of smoking, alcohol, drugs and poor nutrition as well as analysing government initiatives.

Year one

Communication Skills and Inclusive Practice
Community and Change
Contemporary Public Health
Lifespan Development and Identity

Year two

Social Divisions and Social Groups
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
Lifestyle Trends, Health and Behaviour Change

Final Year

Leadership and Management in Public Health
Promoting Healthy Communities
Contemporary Welfare and Social Policy
Research Project

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