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MSc Health and Global Environment

MSc Health and Global Environment

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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Environmental Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenge in managing the complex forces and interrelationships that shape the health of the environment and the general public. Build the skills to become an advanced practitioner with our MSc Health and Global Environment postgraduate degree.

Available full and part-time study, our highly-relevant and topical course is carefully-designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in planning and decision-making to improve the health of populations at global and national levels.

Designed to open career opportunities in modern environmental and public health practice and support continued professional development, you will learn to better manage social, technological and organisational change and develop a critical and analytical ability lead the response.

You will:

  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills that can be applied to health-specific topics with global relevance
  • Learn about the approaches used to implement theory behind public health and global environmental issues
  • Understand the role and impact of a range of stakeholders and institutions influencing global health and environmental intervention


Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials and case studies, and simulated business projects are utilised to develop practical, observational and analytical skills. In addition, you will take part in field work and site visits and will have many opportunities to discuss and exchange your own professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers. You will have the opportunity to work with an organisation and/or relevant stakeholder on a real project, thereby encouraging networking with external clients as well as real-world interaction.


This course is a relevant vocational qualification for applicants seeking health, safety and environment-related employment. It is also designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector.

Due to experiences such as the COVID-19 pandemic, new priorities and opportunities are emerging to develop policy and practice in local authorities, health services, voluntary organisations and private companies.The skills you will develop on the course will prepare for a role where you can lead the formulation, implementation and evaluation of these new initiatives.

Course alumni have secured roles working as planners and administrators in public health intervention units, trainers in community education services. Some have used the knowledge and skills they have developed on the course to secure senior posts in environmental health practice.


This module will prepare you for your dissertation by enabling you to design, plan and execute a programme of research and to analyse research results appropriately. It will provide opportunities for you to acquire essential research skills relevant to your discipline in both a field and laboratory setting. The experience in applying these skills will be invaluable in planning and undertaking your dissertation.

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Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more