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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a career as an environmental health practitioner by analysing the five main intervention areas: housing, food safety, occupational health and safety, environmental protection and public health. You will develop your understanding of environmental stress factors and their effect on human health and safety, together with the legal and technical frameworks for controlling these risks. Our course is designed to prepare you for the next steps of your professional training and includes work-related activities that may help you complete some elements of the PPP.

Subject to meeting CIEH requirements, you will be eligible to become a graduate member of the institute. You could then progress towards becoming a registered environmental health practitioner following completion of a Portfolio of Professional Practice and a professional interview. Your portfolio could be shaped by your placement experience and course activities. It may also include evidence derived from course activities or other types of work experience. Job titles will include: Environmental Health Practitioner; Environmental Consultant and Waste/Recycling Manager.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides you opportunity to undertake a small scale piece of research and/or development that underpins your health-rated practice within nutrition, environmental health or health promotion.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Pure or Applied Science, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.