Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Health and Society

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    L439
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Obesity, alcoholism and mental health problems are just some examples of the major health challenges affecting society today. This course will prepare you for a career in public health and health improvement, helping people to lead healthier lives and live longer. You will develop theoretical and practical skills throughout the course and will combine your academic study with a flexible work placement so that you are prepared for working in a range of health roles on graduating.

By blending theory and practical work, you will gain the expertise required to address health inequalities and to face the challenges of working in public health and health promotion. Your learning will be guided by our public health academics who are engaged in the latest research to ensure your course is up to date, contemporary and relevant.

Through developing your confidence and capabilities as a public health worker, you will begin to use your own initiative as you analyse communities and populations, identifying threats to their health and designing interventions to address issues such as obesity, sexual health and drug and alcohol use.

You will gain the necessary practical and theoretical expertise to work in public health and health promotion in the UK and across the world, this course will allow you to develop a wide variety of transferable skills desired by many graduate employers, including communication, presentation, team working, planning, interpreting data and critical thinking.

You will be taught by experts who have practised across the world in the public health field. Your learning will be guided by our academic team, who have a vast range of practical, research and teaching experience, offering an interconnected insight into many areas of public health. The course team also form part of the Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR), established in 1997 and has grown to be a centre of excellence, nationally-regarded in the public health and health promotion fields. Through this, your course content will be research-led and relevant to contemporary practice.

Our guest lecturers deliver sessions to strengthen your theoretical knowledge, while you also have the option to engage with employers and develop your hands-on skills through professional practice or a voluntary placement. Our annual health and social careers fair will also help introduce you to a wide variety of local employers.

Why study Health and Society at Leeds Beckett University...

  • Fantastic placement opportunities
  • Research-led teaching
  • Access to guest lectures and speakers
  • Engage with public health organisations and practitioners
  • Expert careers service