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MSc Environmental & Public Health

Key benefits:


• Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
• Gain the knowledge required for the UK Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists
• Vocational course with applied learning and input from visiting practitioners

Suitable for



This course is for students from diverse backgrounds who wish to enhance their career prospects in environmental and public health in local authorities, the NHS, the voluntary sector or private companies.

Programme details


This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health. You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to operate in modern Environmental Public Health (EPH) practice. The successful completion of the course enables you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to Environmental Public Health.
The knowledge base developed through study can assist you to demonstrate the skills required for application for entry on the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists.


Module titles



• Research and Professional Practice
• Risk: Perception and Management
• Environment, Health and Wellbeing
• Optional modules:
Control of Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
Energy, Resources and Sustainability
• Dissertation

Career potential



Employment opportunities are available in developing policy and implementing environmental and public health practice in local authorities, health services, voluntary organisations and private companies. Graduates have also developed careers in public health education and research.

The course is designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking environmental and public health employment, and to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector. This course seeks to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental and public health policy initiatives.

Graduates of the course have found positions as planners and administrators in public health intervention units, trainers in community education services, been promoted to more senior posts in environmental health practice or embarked on research studies leading to the award of PhD.

Visit the MSc Environmental & Public Health page on the University of Salford web site for more details!


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