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.
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- Pollution Assessment and Remediation
- Public Health: UK and International Perspectives
- Professional Issues In Environmental Health
- Food Control
- Housing Standards
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences Environmental Sciences View 30 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
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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.
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International2715 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8145 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2715 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.