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Public and Community Health (Direct entry Year 3) BSc (Hons)

The Public and Community Health BSc (Hons) is offered at Level 6 providing suitably qualified students the opportunity to “top up” to degree level.


The programme provides a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health in the UK. However, knowledge and skills can be transferred to the international context.

Content includes a consideration of different theoretical perspectives alongside the application of theory to current public health challenges. The development of knowledge and skills key to effective public health practice are integrated into the programme.

Reasons to study Public and Community Health at DMU:

  • An inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and addressing contemporary public health challenges
  • Contributions from guest speakers from the front-line of public and community health delivery and health care management help students make links between theory and practice
  • Learning is underpinned by cutting edge research
  • Flexible learning environment



  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: Full time - B901 Part time - B9014

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

Fees and funding: UK/EU: £9,250

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from placement locations.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.



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Key facts for international students

Not available to international students

Entry criteria

The following qualifications may be suitable for direct entry to year three

  • Foundation Degree
  • RGN
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Higher National Diploma
  • or equivalent and/or relevant experience

International Students If English is not your first language we require an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.



Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessments




Compulsory module

  • Public and Community Health Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Health Promotion and Public Health (30 credits)

Optional Modules

  • Gender, Health and Healthcare (15 credits)
  • International perspectives I: Globalisation & Health (15 credits)
  • Health and Social Care Management (30 credits)
  • Social Exclusion and Health (30 credits)

The programme offers a diverse range of teaching styles including lectures, student-led seminars, workshops, group work, electronic-based learning, guided reading, problem solving, visiting speakers (ensuring links with current practice) and tutorial support. Assessment includes essays, reports, exams, individual and group presentations, case studies and portfolios.

Typically you will be in lectures between 9 and 14 hours each week. These will be timetabled between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. You are expected to engage in additional self-directed study throughout the course.

The part-time route provides a flexible mode of study, ideal if you are combining study with work and family commitments.

The academic standard of the course is continually being developed with quality teaching staff from diverse backgrounds in the health studies field.



Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences 


Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.


We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience. We are happy to help guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have. 

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