Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Public Health and Health Promotion

Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Public Health and Health Promotion
Programme Co-ordinator: Christine Matthews
Course Code: 444866

Programme Description:

The BSc. (Hons) in Public Health and Health Promotion is a full-time four-year honours degree course.

With a focus on community health, disease prevention, and health education, you’ll learn practical skills and knowledge to help promote healthy behaviours and positive change in individuals, groups, and populations. By learning how to influence the factors that impact health, you can improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of those most in need.

So, if you’re ready to make a difference and create a healthier world, consider an SETU undergraduate Public Health and Health Promotion degree at the College of Further Education and Training, Kilkenny today!

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) and South East Technological University are co-delivering this innovative Unified Tertiary Project at College of Further Education and Training, Kilkenny and SETU’s Waterford campus.

Complete the first year of a four-year degree at the College of Further Education and Training Kilkenny, followed by three years at SETU’s Waterford Campus.

Year 1 Subjects:

Semester 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Care of the Older Adult 1
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
  • Learning to Learn at 3rd Level
  • Principles of Health Promotion
  • Psychology for Health Care

Semester 2

• Anatomy and Physiology 2
• Fundamentals of Care 1
• Medical Surgical Care 1
• Placement 1
• Life Skills for Health and Wellbeing

On completion of Year 1, you will transfer to SETU’s Waterford campus to complete Years 2, 3 & to achieve the BSc. In Public Health and Health Promotion


With a variety of career paths and opportunities for growth, including international placement opportunities, a health promotion degree can help you build a fulfilling and rewarding career that aligns with your values and goals.


Those wishing to apply to the programme should meet the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7; English or Irish: O6/H7; Mathematics O6/H7, or
  • Level 5 major award or equivalent
  • If you are aged 23 or over and do not meet the minimum entry requirement, your application will be assessed based on merit. We will take into account your life experience, work or community experience.

If your first language is not English, B2 standard is required (or equivalent) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in writing, reading, listening and speaking. Evidence of achievement of this standard is necessary for entry to the programme.

KCETB and SETU’s Unified Tertiary Programmes aim to encourage the participation and success of students from sections of society including those under-represented in higher education, by offering degree programmes at a local level. We welcome students from all sections of society especially those under-represented in higher education.

Disclaimer: Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content is indicative and is subject to change according to the Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.