Health and Global Environment
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Environment Work, Health and Organisations
Start Date(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)
Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,560
International - £13,860
- Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
- Develop knowledge and skills relevant to the 2016 UK Public Health and Knowledge Framework Register
- All students undertake authentic project work with external clients in the private, public and third sector
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of health and global environmental issues. Management of interrelationships between the health of the environment and the public is a significant challenge for the 21st century. You will develop knowledge and skills necessary to engage in planning and decision making to improve the health of populations at global and national levels to enter into a career in the sector of modern Environmental and Public Health Practice, 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 health and environmental 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 global environmental issues 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 also assist you in developing knowledge and skills relevant to the 2016 UK Public Health and Knowledge Framework Register.
You have the opportunity to join our Facebook and/or LinkedIn group both of which include graduates in addition the current students. These groups are used as forums for debate and discussion allowing for interactions between alumni and current students. These groups provide access to professional networks and resources to assist in career planning. Events relevant to the programme are regularly advertised through these group pages.
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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 health intervention. Modules address existing and emerging challenges and deepen the understanding of global health problems and develop critical and analytical powers in relation to health-specific topics with global relevance.
You will be involved in understanding of the range of stakeholders and institutions influencing global health, and the nature of health threats from changes in the environment.
A feature of the course is applied learning with an emphasis on authentic, experimental and experiential investigation of problems ensuring that students learn through action and reflection 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 trimesters or five 14-week trimesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively. There are two intakes per year allowing flexibility in regards to the time you wish to begin your study (September or January).
Within the full-time course, you will study eight taught modules as well as completing a dissertation. Seven modules are compulsory with three studied in trimester 1 and the remaining four in trimester 2. For the remaining module in trimester 1 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 trimesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of three core and one optional module. Year 2 involves the study of four core modules. During your third year of the course you will complete a dissertation