36 months
2715 GBP/year
2715 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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
Lower Second Class

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

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  • International

    2715 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8145 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    2715 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8145 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement 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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Environmental Health (Online)
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