Course Info

Public Health
  • healthandsocialcare
  • publichealth

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Start Date

    September 2021

  • Duration:

    3 Years

  • Institution code:


  • Awarding body:

    University of Roehampton (subject to validation)

Course Overview

This degree course offers excellent career development opportunities, whether you are looking to enter the exciting world of public health and social care, or if you are already working within the field and looking to advance your careers. You will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of public health policymaking while gaining work place experience through observations and professional reflections. This is an academically challenging, intellectually stimulating course, providing you with contemporary knowledge associated with a career in public health and/or social care.

Work placement experience forms an important element of this course. You will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of relevant work experience in Year 1, 145 hours in Year 2 and 50 hours in Year 3. Placements will enable you to gain valuable knowledge of the extensive range of professionals involved in the lives of individuals and their families. This course is conveniently timetabled to allow you time to gain experience while learning.

Course Highlights

Students will be studying a suite of modules in each year of study including –

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Understanding Self and the Principles of Communication
  • Sociology of Health Care
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Developing Academic Literacy
  • Health Assets and Health Needs
  • Risk Assessment in Health Care

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • Safeguarding and Children’s Welfare
  • Health and the Environment
  • Ethics, Social Care and Value Processes
  • Ethical Issues and Decision Making
  • Professional Practice Work Based learning
  • Health Promotion

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • Social Policy and Legislations
  • Family and Community Connections
  • Professional Evidence-based Practice
  • Managing Services in Health Care
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Global Issues in Health
  • Research Methods and Project Formulation

Note modules are subject to approval.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Successful completion of the course leads some students to undertake initial careers in the public health and social care sector, whilst others gain managerial posts in private or local authority provision. The programme also enables students to progress to further study to higher level degree courses at Masters Level.


This course is assessed through different assessment methods including observations, portfolios, essays, case studies, examinations, role play and more.

Entry Requirements

Must have a Level 3 qualification, for example, BTEC extended diploma, Access to HE, A Level or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Additionally, students must evidence:

  • Level 2 English/Literacy or above
  • Level 2 Mathematic/Numeracy or above

International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview.

How To Apply

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