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Environment and Human Health PgCert

Environment and Human Health PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary


  • Investigate the intricate relationships between contemporary global human health and the environment.
  • Explore how factors such as climate change, air pollution and microbes impact health, whilst critically analysing evidence from a range of qualitative and quantitative sources.
  • Discover the potential to harness the natural environment as a resource to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Learn to assess the health profile of a population group anywhere in the world, particularly in the context of an ageing society and increased global urbanisation and derive solutions to address health inequalities.

On this programme you will look at current theories and concepts and through the analysis of a range of information you will develop the skills and knowledge so that on graduation you will be able to inform strategies to improve the health of communities or be well placed to continue to work towards a position of an academic researcher.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and so the programme has been designed to give them the ability to enact meaningful change in any setting.

For example, for the Ecological Public Health module our students select a country or urban/rural location to carry out an assessment of the public health profile (demographics and burden of disease/people and place) and identify the ecological foundations for that specific public health profile. They would then create a collaborative (e.g. inter-agency, community approach) action plan focussed on health improvement in that particular area.

Topics current students have chosen include:

  • Public Health interventions in New Orleans
  • Health, Wellbeing and Diet in Japan
  • Understanding and Improving Mental Health in Indonesia

Graduates of the Programme are well placed to move into a range of rapidly developing professions in environment and human health. Some examples include:

  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health and Protection
  • Occupational Health and workplace wellbeing
  • Social enterprises and SME businesses innovating in environment and human health

Different course options

Full time | Cornwall (Truro) | 6 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date



The environment in which we live is inextricably linked, both positively and negatively, to human health. This module focuses on the theoretical principles and concepts that are at the forefront of academic thinking and practices in environment and human health. The potential impacts of environmental change on human health will also be explored.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.