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Public Health Studies BSc (Hons) Top Up 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:


Study options:

1 year full-time



Coventry University


September 2017



Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


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


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.




  • 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



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)


Student experiences

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


and counting

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


global programmes

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

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

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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.



September 2017

£5,736 (per year)


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.



September 2017

£5,736 (per year)


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!



September 2017

£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.


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.