A public health degree can be taken at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate study level, with most degree programs lasting between one and three years of full time study. A public health degree is well suited to those students who wish to pursue a career directly in the field of health and medicine.
Public health degrees are designed to give students a better understanding of everyday health issues, and throughout the course students will study a variety of topics including health assessment, clinical science, exercise and health, mental health, sexual health, social care and drug use. Students will also learn how to encourage others to build a healthier life throughout the course.
At certain stages in the degree program, students will be given the option to specialise in their interested area of study. Common specialisations include environmental health, health for education, epidemiology, hygiene, health law and child health.
The entry requirements to a public health degree can vary depending on the institution you wish to apply to, and the level of study you wish to undertake. For an undergraduate degree students are expected to have previous academic experience, preferably in health or science, and provide a letter of intent to support your application. On the other hand, those who wish to study a postgraduate degree will almost always need to have already earned an undergraduate degree in a related field of study.
If you do not meet the entry requirements you may want to consider a pathway course.
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