It is common for students to ask whether something is difficult before they embark on a journey. It is however important to understand that subject difficulty shouldn’t prevent you from doing something.
It is also important to understand that something that is difficult to one person may be easy for you!
Public health is a difficult degree!
It is formed of several smaller disciplines such as epidemiology, health statistics, global health, and research, which make it tougher to understand all aspects.
Public health is also very numbers-oriented and therefore people who aren’t numerically literate and mathematically inclined tend to struggle.
Public health degrees are usually masters programs that require dissertations at the end of the year.
Many students struggle to write the required 16,000 words needed for a dissertation and therefore end up failing prematurely.
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