• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This is one of our most established online courses and the only online MSc Environmental Health course at University of Derby is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional. 

About

Environmental Health is a multi-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole. 

This online Environmental Health MSc course at University of Derby addresses the need for environmental health professionals who are able to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors of the 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.

Our tutors have many years’ experience in environnmental health and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

Watch our short video below to find what it's like to study the online MSc Environmental Health course. Our Academic Lead, Alan Whitfield, gives an overview of the course and online students talk about their individual experiences and why they chose to study online with us.

Career

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.

Career alternatives to becoming an EHP

We are seeing a number of our graduates gaining employment within the private sector such as in the food industry and environmental consultancies. We have an established record of training students who are already members of, or potentially recruited into the armed forces (Army Medical Corp). However, the degree may also allow graduates to obtain positions in other career choices such as emergency planning, environmental conservation, scientific writing and risk management. There are also opportunities to work with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the delivery of community based projects, particularly in developing countries.

Accreditation

  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Applied Interventions
  • Hazard and Risk Management
  • Independent Scholarly Activity
  • Natural and Residential Environments
  • Professional Issues in Environmental Health
  • Public Health and Wellbeing
  • The Health Impacts of Workplace and Food

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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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