Taught course

Environmental Health

University of Birmingham · Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours degree in science-based subject. Applicants will be required to find practical training placement with a local authority.

Months of entry


Course content

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. Graduates of the programme normally secure course-related employment within six months of completion.

The programme covers the major areas of environmental health in five units:

  • Environmental protection
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Food science and technology
  • Housing and urban/rural renewal
  • Public health policy and legislation.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International students can find further details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005