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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7470 per total

How you will study
online

Course starts
January, May, September

International course fees
GBP 7650 per total

All study options

About Environmental Health at University of Derby Online Learning

This is one of our most established online courses and the only online MSc Environmental Health course accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional.

Environmental Health is a multi-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole.

This online Environmental Health MSc course addresses the need for environmental health professionals who are able to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors of the 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.

Our tutors have many years’ experience in environnmental health and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

Through studying this MSc Environmental Health 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. This online learning environmental health degree will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to enable you to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the full range of environmental health hazards, or stressors, which impact on human health and well being.

You’ll be able to critically evaluate a full range of sustainable interventions which are available to eliminate or mitigate the health hazards or stressors, thereby protecting human health and promoting well being.

You will study a range of modules that will equip you with a broad understanding of the inter-relationship between environmental risks and hazards, professional issues in environmental health, health impacts and the impacts 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 environmental health sector. It will give you the ability to undertake primary data collection, and to critically evaluate the likely impacts on health and wellbeing, with a deep conceptual understanding that enables you to evaluate in a clear, concise way.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsJanuary, May, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7470 per totalInternational course feesGBP 7650 per total

Entry requirements

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:

  • Level of current qualifications
  • Experience of working in an environmental health setting, the roles undertaken and the level of decision making undertaken
  • Ability to write in a clear, coherent and critical manner
  • Motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Support from employer to undertake programme

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, and the applicant may be asked to undertake a critical written report for consideration.

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