36 months
2715 GBP/year
2715 GBP/year
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Environmental Health (Online) at University of Derby is for existing and aspiring environmental health professionals and has been designed to align with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). We are Recognised Partner of CIEH.

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As one of our most established online courses this online Environmental Health (Online) at University of Derby  addresses the need for environmental health professionals who can understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors - or hazards - of environmental health. It encompasses the wider areas of public health, food safety, occupational safety in the workplace and residential environment, and environmental protection.

Environmental health is a multi-faceted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and society. The course will equip you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to take on and enhance your role as a professional in this field of study. It will provide you with a broad understanding on the inter-relationship between environmental health hazards, risk assessment and the potential impact on public health and wellbeing.


This course will open up various career opportunities for you in the UK and overseas. A popular career choice is to work as an Environmental Health Practitioner in local government but there are opportunities in the private sector where health protection is paramount, such as international food retailers and the hospitality and leisure industry. There are also opportunities to work in Public Health and in the Health Protection Agency.

To qualify as an Environmental Health Practitioner, you'll need:

  • an accredited degree – this MSc course counts.
  • to pass the practical food exam included in this course.
  • an experiential learning portfolio (this is in addition to our Environmental Health in Practice requirements and it will need to be submitted to the CIEH as part of your application to become registered)
  • to pass the CIEH professional exams and professional interview.


The programme has been designed to align with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and is the only online MSc course accredited by the CIEH which means it is a crucial first step in becoming a qualified Environmental Health professional.

Programme Structure


  •  Pollution Assessment and Remediation 
  •  Public Health: UK and International Perspectives 
  •  Professional Issues In Environmental Health 
  •  Food Control
  •  Housing Standards 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a minimum of a lower second class (2.2) honours degree in a pure or applied science (or combination) from a UK university, the CNAA (Council for National Academic Awards) or an overseas equivalent.

  • However, we will accept qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to a degree. All students applying via this route will be assessed and, where necessary, will need to speak to the Academic Lead via a phone or video call.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2715 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8145 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2715 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8145 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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