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
- You will gain the knowledge required to become a specialist or volunteer for the UK Public Health Register
- Benefit from lectures from specialist speakers employed in the sector, bringing real-world examples and practice base learning
- 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 to enter into a career in the sector, or to continue your professional development.
Seeking to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental and public health policy initiatives, successful completion of this course will enable you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. This course also develops your critical and analytical ability in relation to Environmental and Public Health.
Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status, the expertise developed through studying this course will assist you in demonstrating the proficiency required for application for entry on to the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists.
You will be engaged 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 authentic, experimental problem based learning ensuring that students learn from their experiences while they are supported in reviewing the progress of their own learning.
For the MSc, the full-time and part-time routes comprise three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively.
Within the full-time course, you will study four taught modules as well as completing a dissertation. Three modules are compulsory with two studied in semester 1 and the remaining one in semester 2. For the remaining module in semester 2 you have an optional choice, see below for available choices.
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. During your third year of the course you will complete a dissertation.
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)