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Public Health and Community Wellbeing

BSc (Hons)

Typical offer for 2024
UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

I've got so many new skills from doing this course. I feel like my interpersonal skills were good before I came to Bradford but now they’re in a different league! I’ve learnt how to do great presentations, be more self-reflective, really understand how to interact with people in a room, and my organisation skills have come on so much. The best thing is that I’ve polished my professional identity, and feel confident to move forward into a successful career. Vanessa, BSc (Hons) Public Health and Community Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

Gain work experience to help your application

Bradford Care Association and SkillsHouse can help you gain crucial health and social care work experience, to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.

Both organisations can help you access a variety of roles, as well as progression opportunities, training, and support.

A levels

BBC, to include at least one full A level. There are no specific subject requirements.

T levels

Merit - subject specific requirement in Health or Healthcare Science.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM. There are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS tariff of 112. Health Professions, Science or Social Science subject required.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 1 HL subject. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

Additional entry requirements

All applicants need to be able to demonstrate that they have an active interest in health and social care.

Disclosure and Barring Service

All places are offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups of people.

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details). UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus TWO of the following modules:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment

Foundation Year entry

If you are a UK student and do not meet the entry requirements for this course, our Foundation Year has a route to Public Health and Community Wellbeing BSc (Hons).

Foundation Year entry requirements

72 UCAS points or equivalent plus an English Language qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade 4.

Successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Study and progression requirements

Pass each module and achieve a programme average of at least 40%.

In addition to the relevant core modules, you must study two of the following: The Sociological Imagination, Foundation in Human Biology, Foundation in Chemistry, Global Business Environment.

If you are an international student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course, you may be interested in our International College.

Transferring from another university

If you are currently studying at another university and would like to transfer to the University of Bradford, this course accepts students into the second or third year. This is called advanced entry.

Applications for advanced entry will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must include an official transcript (not a screenshot of a portal), all module descriptors, and relevant qualifications. Module descriptors must include learning outcomes.

Applications must be submitted through UCAS and the required documents emailed along with your UCAS Personal ID no later than 31 August prior to the course starting in September. Relevant documents should be emailed to

Placement Year

Employers place a high value on graduates who can show that they have relevant work experience.

To prepare students for future employment, all students complete a work based placement during the 2nd year of the course. The placement takes place in Semester 1 of the 2nd year. Each placement is 100 hours, which is around 14 days.

The placement will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. You will also gain valuable experience and develop skills that will help you succeed in the job market when you graduate.

We work closely with employers to secure placement opportunities for students. Students have completed successful placements in areas such as:

  • Mental health
  • Drugs and alcohol services
  • Youth services
  • Care homes
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Supporting refugees and asylum seekers
  • Public health teams in local councils
  • Charities working in health and with vulnerable communities

Learning and assessment

Teaching methods include formal lectures, seminars, group work and tutorials, supported by our virtual learning environment Canvas. This is used to access additional learning resources and will let you participate in online group discussions and activities.

Assessment strategies will aim to develop both knowledge and skills and include written assessment, verbal and poster presentations, reflective accounts and case studies.

Our facilities

Our Faculty of Health Studies offers outstanding facilities, experienced teaching staff and comprehensive practice education.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.