Online course details

Study options

Part-time: 3 years

UK/EU fee

£7,920

International fee

£7,920

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

MSc

Start dates

January, September, May

Location

Online

Online course description

If applying for September 2019 intake:
Term starts on 23 September and the application deadline is 8 September.

This online Public and Environmental Health MSc course addresses the need for public and environmental health professionals who are able to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors of public and environmental health, through equipping you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to take on and enhance your role as a professional in this field of study. Through studying this online course you will be able to critically evaluate a full range of sustainable interventions which are available to eliminate or mitigate stressors thereby protecting human health and promoting wellbeing.

As a UK or international student, the course will allow you to study the underpinning subjects of public and environmental health, including food safety, occupational health and environmental protection set in a global context that can be applied as you learn. You will also be able to study a range of optional modules such as Global Environmental Health and Public Health Issues and Environmental Pollution and Management Strategies that will allow you to put your knowledge into practice in international context.

A course aligned to the CIEH requirements

This course follows the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Curriculum 2011 and has specifically designed modules with an international focus.

As well as delivering the core knowledge associated with public and environmental health, the programme is very practical in its approach. We believe that an essential element of gaining competence as a practitioner in public and environmental health is by being exposed to real life situations both through the work place and through real life scenarios. The ability to critically evaluate public and environmental health interventions underpins much of your learning throughout the programme.

A talk from our Academic Lead

Our Academic Lead for Environmental Health, Alan Whitfield, talks about our Public and Environmental Health MSc course in this video.

Our Academic Lead, Alan Whitfield, talks about the online Public and Environmental Health MSc course

View our Public and Environmental Health MSc course introduction video transcript

What you will study

The MSc Public and Environmental Health programme will take you on a journey that will equip you with a broad understanding of the inter-relationship between environmental hazards, risk assessment and the impact on public health and wellbeing. Progression through the programme will aid you to develop critical thinking and analysis skills, culminating in the ability to think strategically across the breadth of the public and environmental health sector. It will give you the ability to undertake primary data collection, and to critically evaluate the likely impacts on public health and wellbeing, with a deep conceptual understanding that enables you to evaluate in a clear, concise way.

You will learn how to critically evaluate new strategies, identify a local community’s public health needs and oversee the implementation of appropriate public and environmental health interventions. The transferable skills gained will prepare you to work with a vast range of organisations, such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in the delivery of community based projects, particularly in developing countries in such areas as Africa, the Caribbean or Asia.

We will advise you of your study plan - the running order and availability of the modules - when you are invited to enrol.

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. In addition, where demand is high, some modules may be subject to a cap.

Postgraduate Certificate

You must complete the three core modules. Completion of these three core modules leads to the award of the PG Certificate in Public and Environmental Health, or you can progress to the PG Diploma stage.

Postgraduate Diploma

You must complete the three core modules at Postgraduate Certificate stage and then complete three further optional modules.

Masters

To gain the full MSc, you must complete the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma plus the Independent Scholarly Activity which is a triple module, worth 60 credits.

Postgraduate CertificatePostgraduate CertificatePostgraduate DiplomaPostgraduate DiplomaMastersMasters

Code: 7EV533

Public Health and Wellbeing

The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the role of environmental health within the public health agenda in the UK. Students will gain a critical understanding of health surveillance, key public health issues, public health initiatives, health protection, governance and legislature. Such skills and knowledge will help realise the vision of the Public Health skills and Knowledge Framework and the ‘Environmental Health 2012’ document where Environmental Health Practitioners are working with and alongside other public health professionals, to be key partners in local and national efforts to protect and improve the health and quality of life of individuals and communities and to reduce inequalities.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate how key public health initiatives impact on the wider determinants of health to control/mitigate or eliminate adverse health effects
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the policy and strategies that are available to improve population health and wellbeing

Module content

  • Environmental Health Practitioners, Public Health and the new public health agenda (Dahlgren and Whitehead 1991– EHP role)
  • Foundations of modern public health
  • The nature of governance in the UK
  • The nature of the legal system pertaining in each devolved country of the UK, and the jurisdiction of the courts in discharging the criminal and civil law
  • Health inequalities
  • Fuel poverty
  • Surveillance and assessment of the populations health and wellbeing
  • Key public health issues (including poor nutrition, alcohol and drug misuse, obesity, smoking mental health etc.)
  • Public health initiatives (including com dev/regeneration/health promotion etc)
  • Evaluation, cost effectiveness, policy and leadership in public health
  • Health protection (communicable disease control (including STD’s, protection from non-communicable environmental hazards, emergency planning and response)
  • Sustainable development
  • Research methods in public health
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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 7EV534

The Health Impacts of Workplace and Food

The module looks at the environmental health stressors associated with the workplace and food. You will look at how stressors in the workplace and from food can impact on human health. A risk based approach is used to determine the actual risk to human health and how intervention and compliance strategies can be used to mitigate these impacts.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the impacts of stressors arising from food on human health
  2. Critically evaluate the impacts of stressors arising from working environment on human health

Module content

  • The range and mechanisms of the impact of food and workplace related biological, chemical, physical, social and psychosocial stressors and the potential and actual public health implications thereof
  • The range of potential interventions to achieve ‘safety’ and compliance
  • The way in which injuries, work-related illness and dangerous occurrences are reported and subsequently investigated
  • Food microbiology including the principles of food preservation and spoilage
  • The means of preventing the contamination or spoilage of food
  • The processes associated with the preservation of food
  • Determination and articulation of the opportunities and means to eliminate, reduce or mitigate the level of risk associated with a food or workplace generated hazard
  • The interface of ‘food’ and ‘workplace health and safety’ with the public
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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 7EV535

Natural and Residential Environments

The module looks at the environmental health stressors associated with the natural and built environments. You will look at how air, water, noise pollution and how conditions within the home can impact on human health. A risk based approach is used to determine the actual risk to human health and how intervention and compliance strategies can be used to mitigate these impacts.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the impacts of the stressors arising from the natural and built environment on human health
  2. Critically evaluate the intervention strategies available to control, mitigate or eliminate the impacts of stressors on the human and physical worlds arising from the natural and built environment

Module content

  • The potential impact on human health of the air, water, and noise pollution
  • Types of housing construction and tenure commonly encountered
  • The relationship between housing and health
  • An understanding of common building defects
  • The application of housing law to the maintenance and improvement of the housing stock
  • Use of risk assessment to the determination of the suitability for occupation
  • Exploration of the particular issues relating to multi-occupied housing
  • Development of strategies regarding area initiatives and financial support for housing renewal
  • The assessment and management of air quality and its impact of health
  • The principles of environmental noise, its impact on health and its control
  • The evaluation of noise emitted from domestic and industrial premises
  • The importance of and principles associated with maintaining and enhancing public and private water supply
  • Drainage from buildings and ground, treatment of sewage and assessment of outfall on the environment directed reading
  • Solid waste management and disposal and the powers for dealing with illegally dumped waste directed reading
  • The determination of a contaminated land site and land recycling directed reading
  • Prescribed processes and requirements relating to consents and permitting
  • The origin and nature of 'nuisance' as a legal entity, and in particular the position of 'statutory nuisance' as a key public health tool in the remedy in the field of environmental health
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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 7AK503

Environmental Noise Assessment

This module will introduce you to the measurement, prediction, assessment and control of environmental noise. The module will address the current noise descriptors used to assess environmental noise, consider the range of environmental noise sources and critically evaluate the factors which affect their perception and control.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to understand, apply and critically review noise indicators, criteria and assessment procedures relevant to environmental noise assessment. You will also be able to critically review the range of noise mitigation techniques appropriate for environmental noise.  

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV525

Global Environmental and Public Health Issues

This module will look at Environmental and Public Health issues in a global context. It will explore some of the major environmental and public health stressors that affect people in developing countries and look at examples of good practice, through case studies, of ways in which these stressors can be eliminated, controlled or mitigated.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Through collaborative working, demonstrate a critical understanding of the main environmental health and public health stressors that face developing countries
  2. Critically evaluate examples of good practice that can be used to control, mitigate or eliminate the impacts of these stressors

Module content

  1. An introduction to the epidemiology of communicable diseases and the ways in which the burden of disease can be compared and evaluated between different countries
  2. A critical evaluation of the main diseases spread by poor sanitation and contamination of drinking water. For example cholera, schistosomiasis, food poisoning, dysentery, etc
  3. A critical evaluation of the main vector borne diseases including malaria, DHF, African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, filariasis, Chagas Disease
  4. The impact of pneumonia on the health of children in developing countries
  5. An evaluation of the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS and it’s impact on the human population
  6. An evaluation of the worldwide spread of TB and it’s impact on the human population
  7. The WHO neglected tropical disease strategy
  8. Consideration of the approaches that have been successful in reducing the impact of the above diseases through a series of case studies
  9. Global extreme weather changes - effects of global warming & extreme heat, extreme wet weather, cold and drought
  10. Impacts of migration and urbanisation
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV536

Hazard and Risk Management

The module looks at the concepts of hazard and risk in respect of environmental health. A risk based approach is used to determine the actual risk to human health and how intervention and compliance strategies can be used to mitigate these impacts.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the concept of hazards, stressors and risk as applied across the breadth of environmental health
  2. Critically evaluate the specific risk based intervention strategies available to control, mitigate or eliminate the impacts of stressors on the human and physical worlds arising from the wider determinants of health

Module content

  • The concepts of hazard and risk in respect of the wider determinants of health and the principles surrounding their assessment and management
  • The concepts of hazard and risk in respect of food and the workplace and the principles surrounding their assessment and management
  • The principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and its application within a food safety quality assurance system
  • How the Housing Health and Safety Rating Scheme (HHSRS) serves to establish a link between a residential hazard and its potential health impacts. And how its use by EHPs provides the means by which that risk can be assessed and classified and intervention duly implemented
  • How environmental management systems, such as ISO14001 can be used to manage environmental risk and to control, mitigate or eliminate the impacts of stressors on the human and physical worlds from environmental pollution
  • The application of risk assessment procedures and safety management systems designed to identify the appropriateness of interventions in different workplace situations, and thus to bring about a reduction in the incidence of injury and disease through targeted risk management strategies
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV544

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has become an increasingly integral part of the industrial and commercial development process in relation to the delivery of sustainable development. This module aims to develop a sound appreciation of the importance of conducting EIA, together with an understanding of the techniques by which this can be achieved. In conjunction with an appreciation of what is happening globally in relation to EIA. Also the environmental assessment of plans and programmes by SEA is considered.

The module will be delivered fully online through study materials via the blackboard platform which will include interactive materials, live-classroom sessions, word documents and power point presentations with voiceovers. The module is designed to include a reflective element and students will be required to engage in reflective practice through formative assessments in discussion forums throughout the module. Tutor support will be provided through the discussion forum, e-mail and personal tutoring as appropriate.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of environmental assessment including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the importance of the process for delivering sustainable development. 2. Critically appraise Environmental Assessment including EIA implementation in a range of countries. 3. Demonstrate the ability to execute an EIA and produce an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Module content

  • Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Introduction to Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment legislation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment procedures
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment procedures
  • Public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Assessment of Impacts on water, land, air, biodiversity, people etc
  • Challenges and future of EIA and SEA
  • Employability skills
    • Team work, collaboration, communication
    • Problem solving
    • Articulate the advantages and disadvantages of peer review practices.
  • Digital Competencies
    • Online collaboration
    • Leadership
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV545

Global Resource Management

This module aims to develop a critical knowledge and understanding of natural resource use, waste generation and waste management. Issues in the module are discussed from both a global and local perspective giving students the opportunity for application in their specific context. A range of examples, case studies and reports are also used for the benefit of real world, practical learning.

The module will be delivered fully online through study materials via the blackboard platform which will include interactive materials, live-classroom sessions, word documents and power point presentations with voiceovers. Tutor support will be provided through the discussion forum, e-mail and personal tutoring as appropriate.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the global resource challenge and its relationship to waste
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of waste legislation, including EU and UK legislation, together with the powers and duties of the enforcement agencies
  3. Critically assess the nature and issues within the waste sectors including construction and demolition, agricultural, commercial and household waste, together with an understanding of treatment and disposal routes
  4. Critically evaluate current and emerging waste management options including energy and resource from waste

Module content

  • Global resource use and consumption
  • Local and international waste legislation
  • Defining waste, types of waste and waste as resource
  • Waste from different sectors
  • Waste management options
  • Energy and resource from waste
  • Emerging waste management issues
  • Employability skills
    • Conceptual, critical and reflective thinking
    • Team work
    • Communication
  • Digital Skills
    • Applying digital techniques to conduct and share research
    • Proactive participation in online professional networks
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV546

International Environmental Policy and Law

This module aims to develop a critical knowledge and understanding of environmental policy and environmental law and regulation used for the protection of the environment. Areas covered will range from principles of environmental policy, environmental policy instruments, international agreements, EU legislation, UK laws and regulatory bodies. Environmental problems within organisations are discussed through a range of examples that show how organisations can comply with legislation for the prevention and control of environmental pollution towards sustainable development.

The module will be delivered fully online through study materials via the blackboard platform which will include interactive materials, live-classroom sessions, word documents and power point presentations with voiceovers. Tutor support will be provided through the discussion forum, e-mail and personal tutoring as appropriate.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise  the  fundamental  principles of international environmental  law,  and  the  legal  and  institutional  framework  in  which they have developed and are implemented
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of how policy and legislation are used to mitigate current environmental issues and approaches employed to achieve compliance
  3. Critically evaluate the role and effectiveness of the main institutions and frameworks for implementing appropriate interventions

Module content

  • The nature of the environment
  • International environmental law: history, sources, international law and the European Union, international law and the UK, major international agreements
  • UK environmental law
  • Regulation of environmental law: standards and standard-setting, enforcement, mechanisms to monitor and improve regulation
  • The UK Legislative Framework and the environment: sources, classification and associated judicial systems, interpretation, enforcement, environmental policy and regulatory regime, Common Law in the protection of the environment
  • Major UK environmental legislation: Town and country planning, Industrial Pollution Control regimes, Air quality and climate change, waste, contaminated land, water, Nuisance, Nature Conservation.
  • Environmental compliance within organisations: Compliance tools, Advantages and disadvantages of compliance,
  • The future of environmental law and its regulation
  • Employability Skills
    • Problem solving
    • Consultancy skills
    • Team work and collaboration
  • Digital Skills
    • Ethical and legal requirements surrounding the use and re-use of information and identify sources of relevant advice.
    • Using a comprehensive range of information sources in any medium, including specialised information such as archives, data sets, special collections, colleagues and contacts in research networks to access current and relevant information.
  • Research Skills
    • Research problem identification and framing
    • Research design and methodologies
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV547

Low Carbon Energy Management

This module develops a critical knowledge and understanding of the challenges of conventional energy sources and the available technologies and systems that make up the renewable energy mix. The dynamics of low carbon energy systems including smart grids are also explored.

The module will be delivered fully online through study materials via the blackboard platform which will include interactive materials, live-classroom sessions, word documents and power point presentations with voiceovers. Tutor support will be provided through the discussion forum, e-mail and personal tutoring as appropriate.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of energy needs, demand management, sources and challenges
  2. Critically analyse available technologies and systems that make up the renewable energy mix including how they differ from conventional energy sources
  3. Critically analyse approaches for moving towards a low energy future and their challenges

Module content

  • Energy demands, sources and challenges
  • Climate change, impacts and mitigation
  • Energy policy, politics and economics
  • Conventional and renewable energy technologies
  • Energy storage technology
  • Smart energy systems
  • Low carbon buildings
  • Employability Skills
    • Writing funding applications
    • Team work and Collaboration
    • Problem solving
    • Communication
  • Digital Skills
    • Applying a suitable method for managing a large volume of information
    • Facilitating and leading online group
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EV548

Pollution Assessment and Remediation

This module aims to develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the sources, distribution, impact and remediation of a range of contaminants in the different compartments of the environment (air, water, land, and biota). Impacts of various anthropogenic activities including development and the generation and use of energy sources are also discussed using a range of case studies and reports.

The module will be delivered fully online through study materials via the blackboard platform which will include interactive materials, live-classroom sessions, word documents and power point presentations with voiceovers. Tutor support will be provided through the discussion forum, e-mail and personal tutoring as appropriate.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understand of the sources, pathways and impacts of a range of conventional and novel environmental pollutants
  2. Critically assess the impacts of anthropogenic activities including development and energy use on different environmental media including air, land, water and biota
  3. Understand and critically evaluate available and emerging monitoring, assessment and remediation techniques for conventional and emerging pollutants in different environmental media

Module content

  • Environmental Pollutants, sources, pathways and behaviour in the environment
  • Anthropogenic activities including development and energy use as sources of environmental pollution
  • Impacts of anthropogenic activities including development and energy use on different environmental media
  • Pollution monitoring and assessment in air, land, water and biota
  • Conventional and emerging remediation techniques for a range of pollutants in various environmental media
  • Employability Skills
    • Collaboration and communication
    • Working effectively with others
    • Social responsibility
    • Problem solving
    • Professional awareness
  • Digital Skills
    • Independent and fluent research across a comprehensive range of information sources and networks
    • Online collaborative working
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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 7EL995

Independent Scholarly Activity

This module represents a significant opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and understanding gained from the taught modules within their Programme of study to a specific research based investigation. Students will have the opportunity to apply, creative thinking and organisational and time management skills to a specific topic. Early in the module, emphasis will be placed on the research skills necessary to execute an independent, investigative study. Students will be expected to devise a research proposal and then execute the study over a given time frame.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate initiative and critical thinking skills in selecting a problem for investigation and identifying appropriate methodologies for their implementation
  2. Critically evaluate existing literature in their chosen field of study
  3. Collect, interpret and critically evaluate primary/secondary data and discuss its significance in the context of the investigation and of related studies

Module content

Students will receive research skills tutoring through a combination of on-line materials with formative self-assessment exercises to support the development of a research based investigation. An understanding of the basic principles of experimental methodology of a range of research investigations will be explored including both qualitative and quantitative principles of research design. There will be directed study and tutorials covering the following elements specifically:

  • Literature review techniques
  • Critical review of scientific literature
  • Questionnaire design
  • Statistical methods of hypothesis testing
  • Data interpretation
  • Thesis structure, organisation and presentation
  • Health and safety implications
  • Ethical issues

Independent scholarship is not restricted to traditional academic studies.  Students may carry out independent scholarship in collaboration with their employers/sponsor, governmental organisations and, the professions or the voluntary sectors.  These studies will require careful liaison between the University and employers to ensure that employment and industrially based projects have appropriate academic rigour. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative in the design of their investigation.

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60 Credits
core
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

Pace of study

We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester. If you aim to study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have:

or

In addition, international students will be expected to demonstrate that they have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or equivalent.

Exceptionally, entrants not qualified under the above may be admitted by the University where they can demonstrate the potential to achieve the aims and outcomes of the curriculum. The candidate will also need to demonstrate that their experiences are equivalent to having achieved the 2.2 Honours degree mentioned above. All students applying via this route will be assessed and evaluated by the Academic Lead.

When assessing a non-standard entrant’s suitability for entry onto the programme, the Academic Lead will have particular regard to:

To ascertain the above, an interview with the candidate may be undertaken, a reference from the employer that details the applicant’s experiences and current role may be requested, and the applicant may be asked to undertake a critical written report for consideration.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

Fees and funding

 Per 20 creditsModulesCost
UK/EU/International £880 7 (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit module) £7,920

† Prices correct for 2019/20 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Flexible payment plans available

Choose from three options:

 

Masters funding options

Depending on where you are from in the UK or EU, and on your pace of study, you may be eligible for a postgraduate student loan. Accessible through Student Finance, this is a non-income based loan to help with living costs and tuition fees whilst studying your masters programme.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Careers

An education in public and environmental health allows a wide choice of careers to be opened up to you. It is anticipated that some of you will pursue careers working for government at both the local and national level. This would typically be in the role of a public/environmental health/regulatory compliance officer, as a community based public and environmental health coordinator or potentially in a public health policy role.

We are seeing a number of our graduates gaining employment within the private sector such as in the food industry and environmental consultancies. We have an established record of training students who are already members of, or potentially recruited into, the armed forces (Army Medical Corp). However, the degree may also allow graduates to obtain positions in other career choices such as emergency planning, environmental conservation, scientific writing and risk management. There are also opportunities to work with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the delivery of community based projects, particularly in developing countries.

Take advantage of our careers department

Our careers department offers advice, support and guidance with a more focused approach to career and continuing professional development to all students. The careers staff will engage with you in online sessions, upon request in preparation for job selection, person specification, job roles, curriculum vitae preparation and techniques for interview.

Many of you will already have clear ideas regarding the direction of your career. The academic team are experts in their field of study and are able to provide professional guidance and direction to help you progress this, and with their support you are encouraged to pursue professional recognition upon completion of the programme.

Public and Environmental Health MSc progression routes

The MSc Public and Environmental Health programme allows progression in terms of further qualifications and employment. The Masters is a good basis for further study in the form of a PhD. It is a good basis for employment in the fields of public and environmental health both in the UK and around the world. Together with relevant experience, the Masters allows for further progression to membership of the CIEH.

From a wider perspective, the programmes provide a suitable qualification for those working in allied areas to progress and broaden the skills they offer. For example, with the NGOs, national and local government organisations, private consultancy companies and charity organisations.

Bruce Birkett
Programme leader

Bruce Birkett has 30 years of experience working in the Environmental Health field. Before working in higher education, he was employed by various local authorities through England, lastly as a Head of Service. Bruce has also worked internationally within the oil industry in Environmental Health and loss prevention.

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