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 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.
The Certificate in Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration is a unique blend of the disciplines of emergency and disaster management and environmental science and restoration. The Certificate is designed to provide the student a solid foundation in emergency response and mitigation, with an emphasis on environmental restoration and recovery.
Our interdisciplinary bioscience engineering programme is dedicated to training the next generation of experts in human health engineering. Our students develop a unique profile that transcends the traditional disciplinary boundaries by combining knowledge of the biology of the healthy human body and mind with engineering skills to develop novel creative technology for improving our quality of life.
The course mixes taught elements with independent research and self-directed study. There is flexibility to pursue personal interests in considerable depth, with guidance and inspiration from Sunderland's supportive tutors. We actively encourage postgraduate students on this course to undertake internships and build up a portfolio of clients and practical experience. Careers in Sport and Exercise Science can develop in at least two directions. Firstly you can help elite athletes reach their optimum sports performance. Secondly you can help the general population to improve fitness through exercise referral and community programmes.
Sunderland is the only university in the North East to offer Masters-level courses that combine environmental management with Health & Safety. As sustainability becomes ever more important, there are a wide range of career opportunities in managing environmental impacts and Health & Safety. Sunderland’s postgraduate training is designed to give you the skills and professionalism to take up these opportunities. The course mixes taught elements with independent research and supportive supervision. At MA level, responsibility for learning lies as much with you as with your tutor.
MSc Fire Investigation develops fire investigation knowledge and practical experience of investigation of actual fire scenes including excavation of fire debris, location of the seat of fire, investigation of the cause of fire, analysis for accelerants. This postgraduate course is accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and is designed for those who are employed, or who wish to pursue a career, in the area of fire investigation as a fire officer, crime scene investigator, forensic scientist or insurance investigator. Fire Investigation is the analysis of fire-related incidents and is a highly multi-disciplinary area. Fire investigators need knowledge of fire behaviour, scene management, analytical chemistry and investigative skills. This course covers fire science and fire behaviour, fire investigation, analytical science, and provides students with research skills and knowledge of being an expert witness in the English legal system.
Specialised masters program (called 'TERRA') in Environmental Leadership, offered at i2LN - The Icare Institute for Leadership and Nature. This Environmental Leadership program was originally launched in 2002. It was the world's first online-based distance learning programme bridging the domains of leadership, education, and environmental sciences, and leading to a post-graduate certificate, or master's degree.
The Master of Emergency and Disaster Management is a two year fulltime course, which provides applied knowledge and skills at an advanced level, specific to the Australia, Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate. As a result humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges: global warming, ecosystem disruption, biodiversity loss, and, for many, increasing difficulty in meeting basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter.
The Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management is designed to provide the student a solid foundation in consequence and crisis management. Students are introduced to the operating characteristics, response and recovery functions, and resource management of an integrated emergency management system.