The discipline of Environmental Impacts and Human Health combines the knowledge of a variety of sub-disciplines, such as sociology, health promotion, economics, demography, environmental studies and life sciences, with the aim of discovering patterns, issues and solutions to environmental, social and health related problems.
Treating diverse topics that range from Toxicology and Nutrition to Natural Resources and Wildlife, this discipline sets out to improve the quality of human life and the level of health in the human society.
As a student of this discipline one can expect to focus on social, psychological, environmental and societal factors of health, illness and quality of life, as well as the consequences of the health condition both for the individual and for society.
The relevance and importance of this filed has increased recently as a consequence of ever more severe health issues, medical assistance inequality and shortage and medical services increased costs. Continuous research and counselling is required all over the world in order to adapt and improve governmental policies, business and social practices so that these issues are addressed and solved.
The programme focuses on the interaction between lifestyle and the social and physical environment, and their influence on individual and population health making healthy choices the easy choices
Transport is a major cause of environmental impact. Whether it is air pollution, noise, encroachment on the green belt or climate change, it is widely accepted that further expansion of transport must be balanced against the environmental damage. This programme takes a detailed look at this relationship, and equips students with practical approaches to environmentally sound transport planning. Students study the core principles of transport planning and then apply these to the environmental issues.
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.
In the Master's in Toxicology and Environmental Health you gain knowledge and skills in the recognition and evaluation of human or animal exposure to potentially hazardous factors in the environment.
When you study Agriculture you work with problems and challenges linked to plant production as a human activity. The focus is on applied plant biology combined with environmental challenges.
Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation (CCIMA) is a 2-year interdisciplinary MSc programme, combining natural and social science approaches to the study of climate change, its causes and effects, how we can deal with it and adapt to it.
There are many thousands of chemicals affecting the environment in our modern society, and their use is increasing rapidly.
As an MSc in Sustainable Development in Agriculture, you work with the interaction between technical design (of, for example, soil fertility control, pest and disease control and drainage) and social and market conditions influencing the agricultural development locally, regionally and globally.
Toxicology relates to many aspects of our everyday activities, so a career in this field promises to provide a variety of opportunities aimed at improving the standard of life and the environment.
The programmes welcomes students from all fields of engineering as well as other relevant backgrounds including architecture, environmental science, physics and chemistry.
To train multidisciplinary engineers to be able to carry out the recycling or the removal at any stage of the product´s life from the beginning to the re-engineering, as well as the planning of tasks and selection of technologies in order to prevent any negative impact this may have on the environment.
The study programme offers BSc graduates (preferably with a strong background in animal sciences) further education in the field of biodiversity preservation and management of wild animals in tropics and subtropics.