Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
Public health is about affecting the wellbeing of entire populations. It’s a fascinating field which extends into almost every part of our lives. If you’re interested in working in this area, our degree course provides a solid foundation for a range of careers.
This course looks at major factors which affect the wellbeing of large numbers of people.
Whether you’re already working as a health professional or just beginning your career, and whether you see your future in local public services or in global non-governmental organisations, this fascinating course prepare you for the future. It looks at a wide range of public health issues in the UK, Europe and around the world – and the role of the public health professional in addressing these issues.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to identify vulnerable individuals, groups or communities. Working with a range of other agencies and professional disciplines, you’ll develop and apply preventative or remedial strategies.
Here at Anglia Ruskin, you’ll be taught by a team of research-active staff. Our Professor Jenny Secker was awarded the 2009 Arts and Health Award from the Royal Society of Public Health. We have regular guest lectures from leading figures, such as the Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health.
Our course adheres to the government’s New Public Health Strategy, so when you graduate you’ll be familiar with the strategy and ready to contribute to its desired outcomes.
Our teaching and research team has close links with the UK’s Public Health Association, the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health and other professional bodies. Our faculty is one of the few in the UK to be recognised by the Royal Institute for Public Health.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to work in a wide range of fields relating to public health. You could help people to stop smoking or to control their weight, or you could become a health trainer or nursery nurse.
You could also consider public health roles in healthcare and local government agencies. This might include working as a health improvement advisor, a community development worker, or a community health worker.
Many of our graduates go on to do a Master’s degree here at Anglia Ruskin University.
This degree does not lead to a registered status, but it’s recognised by the Royal Society of Public Health. You could go on to do a Master’s degree in public health, which would help you to achieve professional recognition.
We’ll assess you throughout the course so that you and your tutors can measure your progress. Our aim is that you achieve the knowledge and skills expected of a supervisor operating at Level 6 of the UK Public Health Careers & Skills Framework.
Assessment happens in a number of ways and on a module-by-module basis. Besides an exam, you’ll be assessed on reports, presentations, essays and portfolio work. You’ll also do a major project in your final year, which can be either a 10,000-word dissertation or an equivalent piece of work agreed by your supervisor.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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