Health Promotion and Public Health BSc

Medical School Building, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Learn to improve the health and well-being of populations, reduce inequalities in health and prevent disease with our new Health promotion and Public Health BSc course.


During your three years of study, you’ll learn from internationally recognised experts in the field of Health Promotion and Public Health, and experience real life health promotion practice with placements at a range of organisations. Our course is accredited by the Institute of Health Promotion and Education and opens the doors to careers in a range of Health Promotion and Public Health roles.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Introduction to Health Promotion and Public Health

Mandatory

Year 1

Epidemiology and Health Improvement

Mandatory

Year 1

Sociology of Health and Illness

Mandatory

Year 1

Psychology of Health and Illness

Mandatory

Year 1

Global Health

Mandatory

Year 1

Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

Mandatory

Year 2

Health Protection

Mandatory

Year 2

Research and Evidence in Health Improvement

Mandatory

Year 2

Promoting Health and Well Being

Mandatory

Year 2

Promoting Health Across The Life Span

Mandatory

Year 2

Health Promotion and Public Health Principles in Practice (placement)

Mandatory

Year 2

Principles of Teaching and Learning in Health Education

Mandatory

Year 3

Leadership in Health Improvement

Mandatory

Year 3

Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion and Public Health

Mandatory

Year 3

Professional skills in Health Promotion and Public Health

Mandatory

Year 3

Dissertation – health improvement project

Optional

Year 3

Sexual and Reproductive Public Health (optional)

Optional

Year 3

Health Promotion and Public Health in Relation to Mental Health (optional)

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Tuesday 20 February 2024.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussion group
  • Seminars
  • eLearning
  • Tutorials
  • Supervision

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
  • Dissertation
  • Portfolio (written/digital)
  • Examinations

Where you will learn


University Park Campus covers 300 acres, with green spaces, wildlife, period buildings and modern facilities. It is one of the UK's most beautiful and sustainable campuses, winning a national Green Flag award every year since 2003.


Graduate destinations

Graduates of the BSc Health Promotion and Public Health will have the skills and knowledge to work autonomously and collaboratively in a diverse range of initiatives and organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and reduce health inequalities. 

Graduates from the course can choose a wide range a careers in Health Promotion and Public Health. Examples include:

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Improvement Practitioner
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Public Health Project Manager
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Health Lifestyles Coordinator
  • Tobacco Control  

Average starting salary and career progression

98.30% of undergraduates from the School of Health Sciences secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £25,798.

HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017- 2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

 

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

Course data

Open Day June 2022