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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

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About Public and Environmental Health at University of Derby Online Learning

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 Public and Environmental Health MSc 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, this online Public and Environmental Health MSc 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.

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

Applicants should normally have:

  • A minimum of a lower second class (2:2) Honours degree in a pure or applied science (or combination) of a UK university, the CNAA or an overseas equivalent.

Or

  • Qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this route will be assessed and where necessary will to speak to the Academic Lead via a phone call or Skype.

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:

  • 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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