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.
The MSc/PGDip Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare is a specialist degree programme designed to further your knowledge and understanding of domestic and captive animal behaviour and welfare; and to develop your skills in the ethical management of domestic and captive animals.
The Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action is a multidisciplinary and inter-university programme that provides high-quality academic education and professional competences for a career in humanitarian action, emergency and disaster relief, and development at both national and international levels.
This programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nanoscience and its potential environmental and human health-related risk. It focuses on the fundamental and underpinning science but also discusses applications, synthesis and policy, and regulatory responses. A large part of the course is devoted to an independent but supervised research project carried out in state-of-the-art-laboratories.
This joint programme recognises the increasing demand from both industry and enforcement bodies to integrate occupational health, safety and environmental management issues. On completion of this course you will be in a position to identify, evaluate and provide solutions to a wide range of hazards and risks to be found in industry, commerce, marine and agricultural situations. It is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Institute of Acoustics (Environmental Noise module).