Environmental Health and Risk Management PhD/MSc (Research)

Environmental health research

Our key research areas are: air pollution and atmospheric chemistry; applied meteorology and climatology; environmental nanoscience and persistent organic pollutants. Our research attracts extensive funding from many sources. The collaborative nature of much of our work, together with the mix of pure, strategic and applied research, provides a dynamic and internationally recognised research environment.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Study Options: Full time

Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time; MSc (Research): 1 year full-time

Start date: September

Contact

Dr Lee Chapman
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7435
Email: l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Gretchel Coldicott
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6935
Email: g.coldicott@bham.ac.uk

Details

The Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management (DEHRM) is based in the well-equipped, purpose-built facilities of the University's Public Health Building. Our research attracts extensive funding from many sources, including the:

  • Department of Transport
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Environment Agency
  • Department of Health
  • Food Standards Agency
  • National Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • European programmes

The collaborative nature of much of this work, together with the mix of pure, strategic and applied research, often involving interdisciplinary teams spanning physical, biological, chemical, medical and social sciences, provides a dynamic and internationally recognised research environment.

Why study this course

Postgraduate students joining the School benefit from a thriving research community, expert supervision, dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to participate in research seminars and discussions with academic staff. All postgraduate students are provided with dedicated workspaces and have access to excellent computing and laboratory facilities.

Fees and funding

Standard fees apply - This programme is in fee band B for international students

  • Home/EU students £3,950 FT (£1,975 PT)
  • International students £16,230 FT only

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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.

Entry requirements

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International students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

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How to apply

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Contact

Dr Lee Chapman
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7435
Email: l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Gretchel Coldicott
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6935
Email: g.coldicott@bham.ac.uk

Research interests of staff

  • Air pollution
    We are internationally renowned for our air pollution research under the direction of Professor Roy Harrison, Dr Jacob Baker, Dr William Bloss and Dr Stuart Harrad. Areas covered range from studies of emissions from engines, through atmospheric dispersion and transformation processes, to effects on humans.
    Contact: Professor Roy Harrison
    Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3494
    Email: r.m.harrison@bham.ac.uk
  • Persistent organic pollutants
    Dr Stuart Harrad and Professor Roy Harrison lead our research into the atmospheric sources, aquatic and terrestrial food chain transfer, and human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Current foci are the utilisation of chirality as a tool to understand the fate and behaviour of POPs and developing understanding of the role of indoor environments as sources of exposure to POPs.
    Contact: Dr Stuart Harrad
    Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7298
    Email: s.j.harrad@bham.ac.uk

Contact

Dr Lee Chapman
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7435
Email: l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Gretchel Coldicott
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6935
Email: g.coldicott@bham.ac.uk

Employability

Research in the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management attracts funding from organisations including the Environment Agency, the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency. This PhD will give you the skills to work and research within organisation such as these.

Contact

Dr Lee Chapman
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7435
Email: l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Gretchel Coldicott
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6935
Email: g.coldicott@bham.ac.uk