BSc Public Health (Top Up)

West African Union University’s BSc Public Health (Top Up) is a top up degree programme, designed to help qualified candidates to develop their knowledge and skills to address key public health challenges, including health inequalities, health enhancing strategies and community engagement.

The course is delivered through a mix of research and online distance learning. The teaching materials will be mapped and developed in line with the universal Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework to address the market needs and enhance the employability of graduates globally.

This course will expose students to contemporary public health challenges and solutions while undertaking a practice-based project. Duration is one year (full time) or two years (partime) and is designed to be flexible for those in work, with self-directed elements and a distance learning module. It is ideally suited for those who have a Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant area such as public health, nursing or health and social care who wish to broaden their career opportunities through an honours bachelor degree.

To gain entry to our top up courses, you must have any of the following qualifications:

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant subject with a PASS
  • 3rd class Degree in a relevant subject
  • An equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject


  • Project-Based Research and Evaluation
  • Public Health study packages
  • Practice-Based Public Health Project

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within Public Health;
  • devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of Public Health;
  • describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in Public Health, recognising the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge;
  • manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to Public Health;
  • apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects;
  • critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution – or identify a range of solutions – to a problem;
  • communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • exercise initiative and personal responsibility, including decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts;
  • undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

Contact the programme director +234 902 6858 400 for details.

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Duration: 4 Semesters
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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
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Sunday Closed
BSc Public Health (Top Up)