Public Health, BSc Hons

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.

Course details

Study public health at Greenwich for an exciting start to a lifelong career in a dynamic field of work.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

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.


Entry requirements

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.


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.


We have strong links with public health providers that can provide you with excellent work experience.

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)

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)