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Environment and Human Health PgDip

Environment and Human Health PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

In this programme you will consider ecological public health, the relationship of health to environment, as well as the social determinants of health and healthcare systems. By looking 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. The programme would suit graduates who are planning or already undertaking a career within public health, health promotion, environmental health and protection, occupational health, workplace wellbeing or social enterprise. The programme has been developed with reference to the training requirements of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the UK Faculty of Public Health to maximise your future employability in the discipline of environment and human health sciences. Taught modules will be assessed through literature reviews, essays, written reports and presentations. We use case studies and problem-based learning approaches to encourage you to work collaboratively and learn from each other. 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. The programme also prepares you for further research and some graduates may want to go on to PhD study with the European Centre or elsewhere.

Different course options

Full time | Cornwall (Truro) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Nature, Health and Wellbeing (15 Credits) - Core
Ecological Human Health (15 Credits) - Core
Postgraduate Skills and Evidence (15 Credits) - Core
Contemporary Environment and Human Health (15 Credits) - Core
Environmental Science and Population Health (15 Credits) - Core
Project Design and Grantsmanship (15 Credits) - Core

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 normally need to have a 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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