Public Health BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: B910 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: B134 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

  • 96% student satisfaction

    96% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “Academic Support” in the 2023 National Student Survey.

  • Hands-on learning

    We'll give you a practical, first-hand study of public health issues amid east London's wonderfully diverse ethnic and social mix. It's the perfect place to study public health.

  • Career development

    We make your career our priority. Our work placement, volunteering and community project opportunities will help prepare you ideally for work in many areas of healthcare.

Course modules

We'll start in your first year by giving you a thorough understanding of health and healthcare in the UK. You'll study epidemiology, the cornerstone of public health. It's the science that studies the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in populations.

In your second year, you'll take a practical module, using our computer labs to access and analyse health data before presenting an epidemiological report on it. That skill of interpreting data is in short supply in the UK and is in high demand.

You'll choose your own final-year project. It could be anything from the evaluation of a public health programme to a focus-group study analysing an important local health issue.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

As the need for projects to deliver good health globally becomes more urgent, the more clearly we see that public health is not just everybody's business - it's a growth business, too.
That's why it needs graduates as well-schooled as you will be in these crucial issues. Employment opportunities abound.
Our graduates have gone to work for employers including Public Health England, local authorities, national government, the civil service, the NHS, charities and social enterprises. They've become public health educators or specialists. They've worked in voluntary organisations in the UK and abroad, advised on policy, or gone on to study epidemiology. Others go into further research. Anything is possible.

Industry links

We're closely connected with top industry figures in health, policy and practice. These connections are invaluable as we involve you in real-life situations in these fields.

Graduate employers

Our graduates have been employed by organisations such as the NHS, Public Health England, Bupa, Look Ahead Care, Support and Housing Ltd, Alliance Medical and various local hospitals.

Job roles

Graduates from this course have gone on to careers as social support workers, mental health rehabilitation support workers, healthcare epidemiologists and health promotion research officers.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

Graduates also choose to pursue a career in a relevant field which requires extra training. This includes roles within healthcare such as medicine, allied health, nursing and midwifery. You could study for an MSc in Public Health at UEL.

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As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support."
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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Our innovative Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach enhances face-to-face learning by providing students with scheduled on-campus contact hours and additional learning opportunities. Through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), students can access course materials and resources beyond their scheduled hours. We offer access to industry-standard technology and specialised spaces to prepare students for their future careers. Dedicated time for activities and development, along with a holistic approach to learning, fosters academic, personal, and professional growth. Students benefit from career support through on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and a dedicated online portal, Track My Future (TMF).

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with academic or subject-related queries by a programme director, module leaders, academic advisors (you’ll have an academic advisor from the teaching team as soon as you arrive with us), and university central support services.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your potential.

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs feature centralised helpdesks.

    UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).


    Over the course of your degree, you will spend around 480 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, placements and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate amount for this course is: 

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 114 hours; guided independent study - 50 hours Assessment preparation and 36 hours student-tutor interaction = 200 total hours 
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 150 hours; guided independent study - 50 hours student-tutor interaction and assessment preparation = 200 total hours 
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 226 hours; guided independent study - 974 hours

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

  • Year 1 = Assignment (42%), Portfolio (33%), Presentation (25%) 
  • Year 2 = Assignment (50%), Presentation (12%), Report (12%), Proposal (12%), Exam (10%), Exercise (4%) 
  • Year 3 = Assignment (50%), Dissertation (35%), Presentation (10%), Reflective Diary (5%)

You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days. However, this may take longer if external assessment is required.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford


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What our students and staff say

People in a busy market
It was only when I got the chance to put it all into practice on this course that it started to make sense. I never believed in myself but now I think I can achieve something good. Public health is my passion."

Marina Haque

Public Health, BSc (Hons)

Patricia Smith, Senior Lecturer in Professional Health Science
I am always inspired as an educator when students have that light bulb moment and say “ Ahh, now I get it, now I understand!”. It motivates me to continue the work of helping students achieve their academic and career goals."

Dr Patricia Smith

Senior lecturer in Allied and Public Health