Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Health and Society

Help people lead healthier lives and live longer by building your career in public health and health improvement.

Health and Society

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    6 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Explore major health challenges affecting society today such as obesity, alcoholism and mental health issues
  • Use your own initiative as you analyse communities and populations, and identify threats to their health
  • Learn to design interventions that address issues such as obesity, sexual health and drug use
  • Develop theoretical and practical skills as you blend theory and practical work
  • Gain the expertise required to address health inequalities and face the challenges of working in public health and health promotion
  • Combine your academic study with a flexible work placement
  • Learn from expert staff who are engaged in the latest research in public health 

Your employability

Our guest lecturers will strengthen your theoretical knowledge, and you’ll be able to engage with employers and develop your hands-on skills through professional practice or a voluntary placement. You’ll be able to engage with a variety of employers at our annual health and social careers fair.

Learn from experts

You’ll be taught by experts who have practised across the world in the public health field. Their practical, research and teaching experience will offer insight into many areas of public health. The course team also forms part of the Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR), a centre of excellence in the public health and health promotion fields. 

Transferable skills

This course will enable you to develop a wide variety of skills desired by many graduate employers:

  • Communication
  • Presenting
  • Team working
  • Planning
  • Interpreting data
  • Critical thinking

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

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


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