Taught course

Public and Environmental Health Science

University of Birmingham · Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management

Entry requirements

Entry to our taught programmes usually requires a good Honours degree, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK. If your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated in this prospectus, please contact the relevant school or department to discuss whether your application would be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for international students wishing to advance their knowledge in public health and environmental health. It provides opportunities to understand how to manage risks posed to public and environmental health and provide the necessary solutions. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health for international students. It is taught in conjunction with the MSc in Environmental Health.


  • Food Safety Control (30 credits)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (20 credits)
  • Housing Practice including Urban and Rural Regeneration (optional) (30 credits)
  • Environmental Protection and Climate Change (20 credits)
  • Health Protection (20 credits)
  • Chemical and Biological Incident Management Module (optional) (30 credits)
  • Research and Study Skills (10 credits)
  • Dissertation (50 credits)

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Information for international students

International students can find further details of scholarships on our website

Fees and funding

International students
£26,640 FT only

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005