Emma Canning

BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing

I can recommend the course as there’s a wide range of modules, covering everything from housing and social policy to international health, and all are really well taught.

“My dad works in public health promotion and I want to do the same, so I looked for a degree that offered a route into that field. Although there are other universities that offer a course similar to this one, I chose Edge Hill because it’s such a nice place.

I’ve found it to be a very friendly campus with everything close together and the tutors are really welcoming. My dad was impressed with the syllabus and said it would cover everything I’ll need to enter a public health promotion position.

I can recommend the course as there’s a wide range of modules, covering everything from housing and social policy to international health, and all are really well taught. I especially enjoyed the health promotion and international health-based units and my dissertation was on physical activity amongst office workers, looking at activity and lifestyle choices. It provided a good experience for my future career.

The three month career development module that I spent in a nursery school was a particularly valuable experience, but it also confirmed that I don’t want to work with young children as it was really challenging!

While there is a strong public health focus, the course isn’t just for people wanting to go into that area. A lot of people on the degree are planning to go into social work or teaching. It offers a lot of career routes.

Once I graduate I’m embarking on an MA in Public Health and think this degree has given me the skills I’ll need, both for the course and a future career. My research, presentation and writing skills have all improved, and with them so has my confidence.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing.