We offer one of the few postgraduate environmental health courses in the UK which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and can provide a direct route into the profession. You will gain the required skills to prepare you for a career as an environmental health practitioner by fully analysing the five main intervention areas, consisting of housing, food safety, occupational health and safety, environmental protection and public health. This involves understanding the environmental stress factors and their effect on human health and safety, together with the legal and technical frameworks for controlling these risks.
The opportunity to interact with students from other vocational courses will broaden your perspective of environmental health issues. There is also the opportunity for you to engage in work-related activities which will help you work towards professional registration as an environmental health practitioner.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Pure or Applied Science, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
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Last updated December 1, 2016