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Public Health and Community Wellbeing

BSc (Hons)



Typical offer for 2020


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I have absolutely loved my placements. We were able to pick organisations in areas that we were passionate about and therefore really wanted to work with. I did a placement with a charity called HOPE. This organisation supported people in the community with mental health issues. I ran support groups and did home assessments. My current placement at St Anne’s in Leeds. I have been lucky enough to secure a part-time job as a Community Care Officer. Jenna Hunter, BSc (Hons) Public Health and Community Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least one full A level. There are no specific subject requirements.

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, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

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

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 50%


There are two work placements in the programme. They take place in Semester 1 (September – January) in Years 2 and 3.

Members of the programme team and staff from Careers and Employability Services work with you to help you identify placement opportunities that match your individual learning needs and career goals. There are lots of opportunities out there, and we guide you through the process from start to finish.

When we help you organise your placement you will negotiate with the organisation what you will be doing and what you want to get out of the placement experience. You might want to get plenty of hands-on experience, or you might prefer to be involved more in preparing funding bids, for example.

Our students have completed successful placements in areas such as: housing/homelessness; mental health; immigration/refugees/asylum seekers; community organisations; sport/fitness; children and young people; education; substance misuse/recovery; arts/creative expression; older people.

Each placement is 100 hours, which is around 15 days. Students usually do one or two days per week and attend University on the days they are not on placement. The exact days and hours worked per day are agreed between each student and the placement organisation, so your individual needs and availability are taken into account.

Placements draw upon and support the rest of the programme, so that you can apply your knowledge in real-world settings and learn alongside experts in the field. You'll gain valuable experience and have the chance to try out an area of work you may be interested in, helping prepare you for your graduate career.

Whichever area you choose to work in, graduate employers want people who have academic qualifications – but they are not enough on their own. They need employees with skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, personal effectiveness and adaptability. You can learn about these things in class, but you can only learn to use them in real world situations – and that means going out on placement. To succeed in the graduate job market you also need to demonstrate that you have relevant experience. 

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.

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.