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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Environmental Health course explores how the environment around us impacts our daily lives and our health through analysing how stressors can affect how our bodies function. We deliver the curriculum of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (a world recognised professional body) teaching about hazard and risk in the topics of: housing and health, environmental protection and health, occupational health and safety, food safety and public health. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) this course fulfills the academic requirement to gain recognition as an Environmental Health Practitioner.

Assessments for this course are undertaken in the form of essays, reports, audits, presentations and assessed discussions completed as an individual and part of a group. Graduates entering the job market benefit from the strength and breadth of the specialised knowledge gained alongside seeing its practical application. This, combined with transferrable skills embedded throughout the course, including written and verbal communication, team working, critical thought, and problem solving, prepare you for future graduate-level employment across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates will also be well-equipped to continue their research at PhD level.

Different course options

Full time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will learn about public health through the key issues and debates that shape current thinking, research and policy. You will build a critical understanding of the approaches to promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill health and prolonging life through a societal approach. You will explore the underlying socio-economic and wider determinants of health as well as disease looking at systematic evidence based approaches to improve population health.

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 normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a pure or applied science discipline.