Environmental Sciences

Masters in Environmental Impacts & Human Health

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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.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Transport Planning and the Environment

    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.

  • Master in Environmental Risk Assessment

    The Environmental Risk Assessment Certificate provides a solid foundation in the characterization of source areas, linking fate and transport mechanisms, and evaluating exposure pathways to assess environmental risk.

  • Master in Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (General)

    This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.

  • Master in Mining Occupational Safety and Health

    Mine safety & health specialists can complete this cutting-edge specialized training from anywhere in the world, without having to leave their professional duties. Mining Occupational Safety and Health .

  • Master in Environmental Science and Policy

    Chicago Harris and the Division of the Physical Sciences jointly offer the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. The broad objective of the program is to provide students with the academic background in both policy and environmental science required for informed decision making in business and government. To a large extent, the curriculum of this program draws upon courses already in place at Chicago Harris and in the Division of the Physical Sciences, although an introductory overview course and an independent study are designed to integrate the policy and science aspects of the program.

  • Master in Environmental Health

    The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health provides an entry pathway into environmental health professional practice. Students are highly skilled to combat a range of local and global environmental challenges including climate change, pollution, communicable diseases and Indigenous health.

  • Master in Environmental Risk Management PgDip/PgCert

    Global environmental change, natural disasters, pollution incidents and controversial technologies have brought risk to the forefront of science, governance, and into the public eye. Demand has grown for individuals with deep expertise in understanding and assessing the complexities of environmental risk.

  • Master in Waste and Resource Management PgDip/PgCert

    This course will provide students with advanced technical and professional knowledge in waste technology and management in order to meet the requirements expected of modern waste managers working in the industrial, government and consulting sectors.

  • Master in Agronomy

    Agronomy is the application of plant and soil science to crop production and includes the study of plant breeding, genetics, biotechnology, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, weed control and crop management. Designed with maximum flexibility for today's working professionals you're able to, complete coursework in areas that are specific to your career needs and interests.

  • Master in Human Development and Family Studies

    Human Development and Family Studies repares students for careers in academic life, primarily in psychology, sociology, or human development; in research programs of governmental agencies at various levels; and in a range of programs in community agencies and private enterprise. It does not prepare students to be clinical psychologists, school psychologists, or family life counselors.

  • Master in Environmental Health

    The intensive Postgraduate Program in Environmental Health encompasses over 62.5 course credits taught over eleven months of coursework in residence and a practicum which can be completed in absentia. Coursework is completed September through August. With professors from all over the world, the students have a well rounded education and overall incredible experience. In an effort to recruit outstanding students and maintain high quality training, fewer than 20 students are admitted per academic year. Graduates of the Program acquire skills that will prepare them for leadership positions in governmental and international organizations, in consulting, public service, private industry, and research regarding environmental health. They will be proficient in the full range of environmental health and public health protection practices and research. Graduates will also be prepared for further studies leading to doctorate degrees at Harvard School of Public Health and other institutions.

  • Master in Toxicology and Environmental 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.