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-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole.

Study Details:

MSc; 2-5 years of part time study online

Module Details:

Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma stage: For your first 5 modules you will need to complete the following core modules. Determinants of Public Health and Wellbeing must be the first module taken.

◾Determinants of Public Health and Wellbeing
◾Environmental Policy and Law
◾Health Impacts: Workplace and Food
◾Natural and Residential Environments

Also one of the following optional modules:

◾Environmental Health in Practice
◾Environmental Noise Assessment
◾Environmental Pollution and Management Strategies
◾Global Issues in Environmental and Public Health
◾Health Leadership, Asssessment and Inequalities

As your sixth module you will need to complete the core Applied Interventions module which will include a one week residential element on Derby campus:

◾Applied Interventions

Master’s Stage: You will need to complete an Independent Scholarship

◾Independent Scholarly Activity

If you are studying the non-accredited MSc Environmental Health Studies, your module selection differs slightly. Please contact us for further information.


Determinants of Public Health and Wellbeing
Environmental Policy and Law
Health Impacts: Workplace and Food
Natural and Residential Environments

Applied Interventions Overseas
Environmental Health in Practice
Environmental Noise Assessment
Environmental Pollution and Management Strategies (EH)
Global Issues in Environmental and Public Health
Health Leadership, Assessment and Inequalities

Independent Scholarly Activity

Student Destinations

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.


UK/EU: £6,975 INT: £7,650

Entry Requirements

These are set by the University and approved by the professional body – either CIEH or REHIS.

You should normally have 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.

English language qualifications

You are also normally required to have one of the following English Language qualifications:
◾GCE O level English Language Grade C
◾GCSE English Grade C

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification with at least one of the following:
◾IELTS 6.0
◾TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)
◾Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
◾Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
◾London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
◾International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
◾International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C.

If you don’t have the above qualifications, in exceptional cases you may be accepted onto the course if you can demonstrate you have the potential to achieve the aims and outcomes of the curriculum.

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