menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
Environmental Health MSc

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is highly work-focused, with a strong emphasis on practical laboratory work and real-life case studies and you'll be able to take advantage of our close links within the industry. This course is designed to be flexible and provide education and training that will be valuable internationally. You will have access to a range of excellent facilities include a microbiology laboratory and pestology materials. You will be able to study specialist modules areas such as food safety, and health and safety which are particularly valued by both local authorities and the private sector. Many of our teaching staff are chartered environmental health practitioners and under their expert guidance, previous students have done research into a wide variety of areas, including listeria in food, the effects of heavy smoking, skin lightening, water pollution and the attitudes of people living in high-rise buildings towards recycling. If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can apply to the PGDip where you study only eight modules, omitting the Dissertation, or a PGCert where you study only four modules. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and you'll be eligible to apply for professional membership of the institute.

You will attend practical classes, including laboratory sessions, as well as lectures, workshops, seminars and IT sessions. Lectures will set out principles and topics, provide technical knowledge and identify links between theory and practice, as well as guiding your independent reading and study. The work of an environmental health practitioner is incredibly wide-ranging, covering anything from dealing with outbreaks of food poisoning or TB, to ensuring the health and welfare of farmed livestock. It is a rewarding, varied, challenging and satisfying career. Traditionally, our graduates have gone on to be public health practitioners with local authorities. This rewarding role gives you the chance to work on different sites and in different settings, and draws not only on your science background but your ability to be a good communicator and listener. Equally, you might be interested in developing you career into research, consultancy, education or training. There are also a growing number of international opportunities which you might wish to consider.


This module aims to provide you with an overview, framework and functions of risk management in the context of cultural, legal and policy drivers and actor related factors influencing risk and strategic risk interventions, including organisational (structural and cultural positioning) and individual (resources and psychological constraints) to reveal tensions in both implementing and responding to risk.

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

Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more