Taught course

Human Health and Disease

Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, candidates must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university, preferably in a Biological Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering for the Brewing and Distilling, and Food Science courses. For Diploma level entry candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level in an appropriate subject as defined above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis; please enquire if you have any doubts.

Months of entry


Course content

The understanding of the relationships between health and the exposure to a wide variety of environmental and nutritional factors has grown considerably in the past 3 decades but these interrelationships are hardly ever presented together as a programme of study. The MSc in Human Health and Disease brings together experts to deliver courses in toxicology, environmental medicine, physiology and nutrition to offer a unique curriculum related to human health and disease.

The aims of the Human Health and Disease programme of study are to provide the knowledge and skills for a career in the human health sciences. The programme will prepare students who wish to pursue a career related to biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical industry, environmental monitoring and toxicology.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Derek Ball
+44 (0) 131 451 3454