Online course details

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Part-time: 3-5 years

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Online course description

By taking this course you’ll be looking to contribute to improving the public health and wellbeing now and, in the future, to ensure all the physical environments where people live, eat, play and work are safe.

As one of our most established online courses this online Environmental Health MSc course addresses the need for environmental health professionals who can understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors - or hazards - of environmental health. It encompasses the wider areas of public health, food safety, occupational safety in the workplace and residential environment, and environmental protection.

Environmental health is a multi-faceted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and society. The course will equip you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to take on and enhance your role as a professional in this field of study. It will provide you with a broad understanding on the inter-relationship between environmental health hazards, risk assessment and the potential impact on public health and wellbeing.

You will gain additional key skills demanded by both public and private sectors and international organisations. As well as gaining core knowledge associated with environmental health, you will also be exposed to real-life situations using case studies based on real life scenarios.

26thout of 121 UK institutions**Guardian University Guide 2020
Goldstandard teaching**Teaching Excellence Framework

Learn online with experienced practitioners

The programme is led by Bruce Birkett who is Chartered Environmental Health Officer with over thirty years' experience working in environmental health. You’ll also benefit from teaching and guidance by our professional team of experienced environmental health practitioners.

We have over 17 years of experience in delivering this course successfully to Environmental Health Officers and Environmental Health Practitioners. Our online MSc Environmental Health is closely aligned with industry needs to ensure your skills and knowledge are up to date to help you get ahead in your career.

All course content is relevant and topical, looking at current trends within the environmental health industry.

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Discovering Online Learning Webinar

Monday, 17 August 2020 14.00 - 15.00

During this hour long webinar, we’ll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner with the University of Derby Online Learning.

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