Environmental and Public Health
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Environment Work, Health and Organisations
Start Dates(s): September; January
MSc (one year full-time or up to three years part-time)
MSc (16 months full-time or up to three years part-time)
UK - £7,380
International - £13,500
- Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
- Gain the knowledge required for the UK Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists
- Vocational course with applied learning and input from visiting practitioners
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Environmental and Public Health Practice.
In particular the successful completion of the course will enable you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to Environmental Public Health.
The knowledge-base developed through study can assist you to demonstrate the knowledge required for application for entry on the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists.
This course involves engagement with a number of ideas drawn from law, economics and the social and physical sciences which are of relevance to the theory and practice of environmental and public intervention.
Modules address existing and emerging challenges and explore contemporary management, technological and regulatory systems designed to reduce environmental risks.
A feature of the course is applied learning and an emphasis on contextualising study.
This course comprises four taught modules complemented by a research dissertation. Within the full-time course, three modules are compulsory with two studied in semester 1 and the remaining one in semester 2. The remaining module is optional and you can choose one module in semester 2 from the available options.
For part-time students the taught components span two academic years each consisting of two semesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of two core modules. Year 2 involves the study of one core and one optional module.
This course has both full-time and part-time routes, which, for the MSc, comprises three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively:
- Semester 1 - September to February
- Semester 2 - February to June
- Semester 3 - June to September
Full-time study option:
Part-time study option:
Year 1, Semester 1
Risk: Perception and Management (30 credits)
Year 1, Semesters 2
Research and Professional Practice (30 credits)
Year 2, Semester 1:
Environment, Health and Wellbeing (30 credits)
Year 2, Semester 2
Control of Infectious and Non-infectious Diseases (optional) (30 credits)
Energy, Resources and Sustainability (optional) (30 credits)
Year 3, Semester 1 and 2
Dissertation (60 credits)