Total cost of course
UK/EU: £7,920*
INT: £7,920*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
3 years of part time study
Start dates
January, May, September
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Course code: OLPBL    Level 7 qualification

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.

The MSc Public and Environmental Health programme will take you on a journey that will equip you with a broad understanding of the inter-relationship between environmental hazards, risk assessment and the impact 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 public and environmental health sector. It will give you the ability to undertake primary data collection, and to critically evaluate the likely impacts on public health and wellbeing, with a deep conceptual understanding that enables you to evaluate in a clear, concise way.

You will learn how to critically evaluate new strategies, identify a local community’s public health needs and oversee the implementation of appropriate public and environmental health interventions. The transferable skills gained will prepare you to work with a vast range of organisations such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the delivery of community based projects, particularly in developing countries in such areas as Africa, the Caribbean or Asia.

A course aligned to the CIEH requirements

This course follows the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Curriculum 2011 and has specifically designed modules with an international focus.

As well as delivering the core knowledge associated with public and environmental health, the programme is very practical in its approach. We believe that an essential element of gaining competence as a practitioner in public and environmental health is by being exposed to real life situations both through the work place and through real life scenarios. The ability to critically evaluate public and environmental health interventions underpins much of your learning throughout the programme.

Find out more about the online Public and Environmental Health MSc course

Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead for Environmental Health, Alan Whitfield talking more about the online Public and Environmental Health MSc course.

Video Transcript

What does online learning look like?

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Programme Specification

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