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Public Health Studies BSc (Hons) Top Up 2018/19 entry

Course code:

HLSU107

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £11,927)

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+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

This course could mean you top up your existing knowledge of Public Health to a BSc degree, helping you to help others.

This course is for nurses and health workers who have an interest in improving patient health or in issues related to the wider arena of Public Health.

The course aims to meet the needs of primary care, secondary care and independent sector nurses and paramedics who are interested in promoting health to prevent disease, or in supporting patients to change their health behaviours to avoid ill health or cope with or avoid chronic health problems, or to cope with disease associated with poverty.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

Designed for nurses and health workers who would like to boost their qualifications to graduate level, this course is popular with international students who have gone on to apply for graduate level jobs in their home country.

If you are interested in public health in general, this course aims to develop your knowledge so that you could go on to advise on the prevention of disease, or to support members of the public in changing their behaviour to avoid ill health.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Research and Evidence Based Practice

  • Reviewing Research for Professional Practice

  • The Scope of Public Health

  • Health Promotion

  • Optional Modules

    • Leadership and Change in Public Service Management
    • Health Promoting Public Policy

     

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Considerable support is offered in relation to information retrieval skills via courses, teachers and the specialist library services.
  • Advice and support in developing academic study skills is offered via the course director and other student services such as the Centre for Academic Writing.
  • The course team recognises the needs of international students and in some cases the transitional need to adjust to study within the UK Higher Education context.

There are no clinically based placements; however, you do study alongside professionally-qualified home students which encourages two-way learning amongst peers.

This course recognises the need to underpin Public Health Studies with a sound knowledge of research appreciation and evidence based practice. Two mandatory modules give prominence to research and evidence based practice in public health studies. In addition, two further mandatory modules are taken in public health and health promotion.

Students may particularly wish to pursue a personal or professional interest as part of the course and they can focus on their interest within a work-related learning module.

A wide variety of engaging teaching and learning approaches will be used (in addition to traditional lectures) including:

  • Online support for each module
  • Tutorials
  • Individual and group supervision
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Discussion
  • Student-led presentations

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

A diploma qualification, equivalent to UK Higher Education Diploma, in a health professional area is normally required.

Alternatively an unclassified degree may form the foundation on which to top-up. However applications will be considered on an individual basis and work experience can be taken into account.

A diploma qualification, equivalent to UK Higher Education Diploma, in a health professional area is normally required.

Alternatively an unclassified degree may form the foundation on which to top-up. However applications will be considered on an individual basis and work experience can be taken into account.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.5 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

A diploma qualification, equivalent to UK Higher Education Diploma, in a health professional area is normally required.

Alternatively an unclassified degree may form the foundation on which to top-up. However applications will be considered on an individual basis and work experience can be taken into account.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.5 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£5,736 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£5,736 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £11,927) (per year)


Career prospects

Professionals who emerge from this course will enhance their future prospects within their own fields of practice by virtue of their graduate status.

They will be equipped to face the challenges within the broad field of public health and healthcare. It may become a springboard for a change of career direction or foster students’ enthusiasm for their subject and lead to further studies via the MSc Health Studies or Master’s by Research.

The course attracts international students who have used their qualification to obtain graduate level jobs in their country of origin.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.