This course provides the opportunity to explore the impacts that environmental health stressors (threats) have on the physical health and social well-being of individuals and communities. It comprises a twelve-month course leading to a Masters Degree in Public and Environmental Health Sciences.
The ethos of the course is to provide international students with the skills and knowledge to work within a range of organizations including national or local government, health services, commercial companies and private consultancies. The course is led by experienced Environmental Health Practitioners supported by external lecturers who are recognized specialists in their fields. You will have opportunity to be taught by and supported in their own research dissertations by the research scientists within the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Our MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences is accredited by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is the professional body which oversees all of professional practice and qualifications in the UK. It is a member of the International Federation of Environmental Health. It has endorsed this MSc as being suitable for international students who wish to pursue a career in Environmental Health.
All international students are able to apply for free student membership of the CIEH whilst on this MSc course. This brings you a range of benefits. The necessary forms will be circulated to you during the induction week.
International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH)
The University is a member of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) which represents environmental practitioners at an international level.
Food Safety Control
Consideration of all measures needed to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of food at all stages from growth, through production, manufacture and retail until it reaches the consumer.
Food Safety control is a larger module because it also contains important cross-cutting Environmental Health issues in more detail including:
- Outbreaks, based on analysis of a case study
- Microbiology and epidemiology
- Port Health
- Pest control
Occupational Health and Safety
Provides an understanding of the hazards that can affect Occupational Health and Safety, and is supported by methodologies for measurement and evaluation; intervention and control.
Environmental Protection and Climate Change
This provides a critical examination of the interaction between environmental pollutants and local communities including water and solid waste management; contaminated land; noise control; air pollution management and control ,relevant planning controls and climate changes sources with mitigation and adaptation strategies.
To identify the determinants of health and social inequalities, and the socio-political context in which solutions may be found. To be able to apply the epidemiological methods and disease control strategies, apply the principles of disease association and causation, understand the role of the environment in the propagation of illness and disease, and responses to health emergencies and world pandemics.
Public Health Integration
The aim of the module is for students to integrate their acquired public and environmental health knowledge across intervention areas associated with Dahlgren and Whitehead’s 1992 conceptualisation of the determinants of health and well-being. This includes the ability to demonstrate, how, a range of measures can be used to maximise the outcome for a given situation and to be able to demonstrate the complexity of the interaction of the determinants of health, and how the use of evidence based practice and reflective practice supports an effective approach. This module links closely with the Health Protection module.
Chemical and Biological Incident Management Module
This module will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific and legislative issues related to the management of chemical and biological incidents in the workplace and community. The causes and types of incident will be introduced. The management of such incidents will be examined in detail, covering the contribution of the different agencies, legislative issues, communication with the public and techniques in remediation.
Research and Study Skills
In preparation for the Dissertation, there will be instruction in statistics, study design, sampling strategies and hypothesis generation.
This will require independent research involving a critical literature review, primary data collection , analysis of results, and the synthesis and evaluation of conclusions and recommendations
This programme is in fee band B for international students
- International students £17,960 FT only
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Scholarships and studentships
International students can gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Use the funding database search for more information.
For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.