BSc (Hons) Public Health (with Foundation year)

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,269

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


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 where you’ll use 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 hot 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.

Foundation Year
If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later.
By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies. 

  • Academic & Communication Skills (core)
  • Essential Maths & ICT (core)
  • Human Biology (core)
  • Introduction to Health, Health Systems & Professionals (core)

Year 1

  • Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Research Methods 
  • Understanding Health and Health Systems

Year 2

  • Employability
  • Practical Epidemiology
  • Research Methods


  • Health Policy
  • Global Health and the Environment
  • Health Informatics 

Year 3

  • Integrative Public Health 
  • Research Project 


  • Gender, Sexuality and Health 
  • Health Promotion and Later Life 
  • Global and Local Perspectives in Health 
  • Strategy and Commissioning
  • Health Service Finance 

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