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.
This programme provides an accredited pathway for science-based graduates to become environmental health practitioners. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) as meeting its core curriculum requirements. The course is taught using formal lectures; workshops; group work; case studies; practical simulations e.g. mock trial; industrial/commercial visits; and student centered learning. A virtual learning platform has been introduced to allow the students to identify hazards and risks within an industrial environment. It will provide students with a hands on opportunity for problem –solving. It supports building the foundation of competence through the knowledge and skills required by the CIEH curriculum. This programme is aimed at UK/EU students. If you are an International student, please see the equivalent Public and Environmental Health MSc programme.
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.
This exciting and fast-advancing field combines archaeology with branches of the natural sciences. Study key topics such as past health and well-being, diet, ecology, subsistence strategies and environmental impacts. Develop a broad understanding of these issues through the study of human remains. Also provides the opportunity to study animal remains and floral/faunal evidence.