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.


  • 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.

English language qualification

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.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • Current CV
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

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

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

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

Study time

You can find out how much time you need for study here.