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University of Salford

Public Health and Health Promotion with Placement

UCAS Code: BB90

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Must include one of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics or Economics. Applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis with relevant professional experience. GCE A Level General Studies is accepted.

Applicants may use any number of GCE AS Levels to contribute towards 112 UCAS Tariff Point requirements. GCE AS Level General Studies is accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:0,P:0

112 UCAS Tariff points required. Access to HE Diploma must contain 60 credits in total, including 45 credits at level 3, with a minimum of 9 credits at Distinction grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Access to HE Diploma must contain element of Science/ Mathematics, e.g.: Applied Science, Health & Social Care, Sport, Nursing/ Midwifery, Healthcare Professions, Forensic Science, Business, Engineering, IT etc. , applicants must also hold full separate GCSE Mathematics & English at grade C or 4 (or above).

112 UCAS Tariff Points required from composite parts. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP, or suitable GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in Mathematics and English Language.

112 UCAS points required. Must include English and Mathematics at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one of the following subjects is required at Higher level: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics or Economics. Applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.

112 UCAS points required. Must include English and Mathematics at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one of the following subjects is required at Higher level: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics or Economics. Applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.

Science/Mathematics/ Health subjects preferred, however applicants with other relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

In combination with other suitable qualifications to contribute towards minimum 112 UCAS tariff points total. Science/Mathematics/ Health subjects preferred, however applicants with other relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,M,M

Science/Mathematics/ Health subjects preferred, however applicants with other relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Must contain an element of Science/ Mathematics, e.g.: Applied Science, Health & Social Care, Sport, Business, Engineering, IT etc.

In combination with other suitable qualifications to contribute towards minimum 112 UCAS tariff points total. Science/Mathematics/ Health subjects preferred, however applicants with other relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

112 UCAS tariff points required. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement. Must include one of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics or Economics. Applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis with relevant professional experience.

112 UCAS tariff points required. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement. Must include one of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics or Economics. Applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis with relevant professional experience.

UCAS Tariff

112
50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Environmental and public health

This course unravels the complex links between the economic, social and political factors that cause inequalities in the health of communities locally, nationally and globally. By understanding these causes, we can drive change by creating new policies and strategies to tackle problems such as obesity, poor mental health, and alcohol and drug misuse. During this course, you will learn how to assess the effectiveness of health interventions and learn core public health skills including surveillance and assessment of the populations health, health protection, and leadership and collaborative working for health. You will learn how to use these core skills to inform and drive health policy and public health practice. The core skills have been identified by professional bodies such as the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum and the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework.

Modules

Year 1 provides a solid foundation across the breadth of the subject, and includes study skills development, data handling and interpersonal skills. You will take five 20 credit modules and a 40 credit introductory module in year 1. If choosing the placement option, the second year of the course develops understanding of professional contexts enhancing and deepening skills and understanding of contemporary Public Health theory and practice. In semester 1 you will study three 20 credit modules. A major component of your second year is a 60 credit placement taking place in semester 2 and 3, which will introduce you to a workplace environment and give you the opportunity to establish professional networks. In your final year you undertake a research project for your Dissertation and take four taught 20 credit modules, including one optional module, which will allow you to specialise in your area of interest.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Environmental and public health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Therapy professionals
29%
Health professionals
8%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental and public health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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