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MSc Environmental Health


Course Description

This is one of our most established online courses and the only online MSc Environmental Health course 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.

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

This online learning degree will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to enable you to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the full range of environmental health hazards, or stressors, which impact on human health and well-being.

Try this course for free

Visit our website where you can try this course for free! Our course taster allows you to access a selection of content from a module within this course and experience online learning first hand.

An accredited degree

You’ll be able to critically evaluate a full range of sustainable interventions which are available to eliminate or mitigate the health hazards or stressors, thereby protecting human health and promoting well-being.

To receive CIEH/REHIS accreditation, you will need to attend a one week residential on campus in Derby, UK. This is part of the ‘Applied Interventions’ module and usually takes place in the Spring (May).

You will also need to attend a 1 week residential practical food inspection course and examination that is currently provided for the University by Billingsgate Market in London. This is a professional requirement and does not form a part of the MSc but is needed for professional registration.

If you are unable to attend these residential elements, you will graduate with an MSc Environmental Health Studies, which is a non CIEH/REHIS accredited award.

Accrue qualifications along the way – not just at the end

We would encourage you to complete the full MSc, but if you aren’t able to, you can still gain awards along the way.

• Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) by completing 3 modules (60 credits)
• Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) by completing 6 modules (120 credits)
• MSc by completing 6 modules (120 credits) and the Independent Study

Flexibility to study when and where you want

It’s extremely flexible, so if you are already working, you can study at a pace to suit you, fitting around your existing work and personal commitments. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester, but you can choose when and where is most convenient.

Learn online with experienced practitioners

You’ll benefit from teaching and guidance by our professional team of experienced practitioners. Our accreditation and experience in this subject area means that all course content is relevant and topical, looking at current trends within the environmental health industry.

You can start this course in September, January and May.

Visit the MSc Environmental Health page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Either at least a lower second class (2:2) undergraduate degree in a pure or applied science (or combination) from a UK university or qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. If your first language is not English you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.0)

Course Fees

£7,110 for UK/EU Students and £7,650 for International Students


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