UWE Bristol - MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Health

UWE Bristol

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Health

Entry Requirements

  • hold a first degree (minimum 2:2 honours) in a science based discipline; or
  • hold a first degree (minimum 2:2 honours) in another discipline and can demonstrate that they have attained equivalent to the science foundation necessary for the programme in such cases

International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

Career Prospects

There are more than 8,000 qualified Environmental Health Officers/Practitioners (EHOs/EHPs) in the UK and the employment opportunities are expanding. They are employed by both local government and industry, in a broad range of settings including food manufacturing, protecting the environment, safety at work and housing.  Employment prospects are good. Demand for EHPs in the public health sector is rising as are the number of opportunities for Environmental Consultants. EHPs are also employed by the Food Standards Agency, Public Health England and the Environment Agency.

You'll need to develop scientific and technological knowledge - as well as collaboration skills for working closely with other professionals and communities.

You may spend time inspecting premises and processes, giving technical advice and dealing with complaints. Practitioners also work to prevent future environmental problems with health protection and promotion programmes, and through involvement in the planning process. EHPs may also get involved in the legal side of things - for example, instigating enforcement procedures and appearing as witnesses in court.

Watch the CIEH's short film about a career in Environmental Health, which will show you the scope of employment opportunities for EHPs and give you a flavour of the diverse work situations you may find yourself in.

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Course Details

Food Control - Developing an understanding of food safety situations along with the skills needed to assess and control them effectively. This is through a combination of teaching and practical sessions
Health and Safety Management - How working environments can affect our health, safety and welfare and how we can minimise incidence and negative health effects through target-based interventions
Health Promotion - Evaluating approaches to tackling health inequalities within communities
Quantitative Health Research - Critical analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies, in preparation for the research aspect of the course dissertation
Dissertation - Design and execute a planned research study based on relevant methodology within an appropriate research framework
Environmental Health Professional Practice - Integrates learning across the course and applies it to practice through investigating case studies
Environmental Health Risk and Law - Underpinning knowledge related to key aspects of practice. This sets foundations before moving to more specialist topics
Environmental Protection and Sustainability - How contamination of water, land and air impacts on health. Exploring sustainable solutions.
Housing and Healthy Neighbourhoods - An understanding of how the fitness of dwelling places and communities impacts on the health of those who live in them. Interventions to address these inequalities.
Introduction to Environmental and Public Health - Underpinning knowledge to introduce the key themes and approaches to current thinking.

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