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​Public health and individual wellbeing are two contemporary mainstream areas of employment that pose a challenge to western societies but also globally.

The prevalence and incidence of many of the major illnesses and diseases that are the largest causes of morbidity and mortality are the result of poor lifestyle in western cultures, which are related to poor food choices and diet, sedentary behaviour and a lack of habitual physical activity, smoking, stress and social and mental health.

There are also strong interrelationships between public health and individual wellbeing and the level of poverty, deprivation, unemployment, stress and mental health.

Course Benefits

  • The programme will give you student membership of the Royal Society for Public Health, and an accredited qualification in Understanding Health Improvement from the RSPH.
  • You will develop skills to be able to make a significant contribution to population and individual health and wellbeing.
  • You will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of public and individual health monitoring, improvement and management, within a policy and strategic framework.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

This degree has been developed in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health and with wider public health workforce development, to respond to the growing need for a workforce with experience, knowledge and skills in public and individual health improvement. The degree has also been aligned with a range of national and international public health practitioner frameworks.

You will learn about the determinants, patterns and effects of global, national, regional and community health alongside the personal responses, behaviours and choices that partly define us as individuals.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

​You will study a range of modules on this course which may include:
  • Ethics and Financial Management for Public Health
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Promoting and Communicating Health Issues
  • Policy, Prevention and Intervention in Public Health
  • Planning, Designing and Evaluating Health Interventions
  • Leadership and Management in Public Health
  • Aspects of Health Psychology
  • Health Improvement for Special Populations

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM4452 - Professional Development and Placement 1
  • SHN4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • SHN4142 - Research Methods 1
  • SHN4292 - Health and Wellbeing
  • SHN4502 - Health and Fitness

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN5132 - Promoting and Communicating Health Issues
  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
  • SHN5302 - Advanced Personal Training
  • SHN5322 - Policy, Prevention and Intervention in Public Health

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • PSY6052 - Aspects of Health Psychology
  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6182 - Healthy Weight: Practical Strategies
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language, Maths and Science (or accepted equivalent qualifications).​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
  • There is the opportunity ​to study abroad​ which will incur additional costs. This would be discussed on an individual basis.

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

​Graduate destinations include health improvement specialists, health promoters, local council posts, private healthcare providers, work in the health and fitness industry, lifestyle industry, food industry, corporate health and wellbeing programmes.

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Sport​ Management and PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity. 

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centreand find peace and quiet in the Chapel.

Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Our campus
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​​Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
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2nd in the UK​

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide

Top 10​

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WhatUni also ranked us 28t​h out of all 113 UK universities in 2015, thanks to glowing reviews from our very own students. 

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Top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality (according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)

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