Research course

Environmental Health and Risk Management

University of Birmingham · School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry qualification for PhD studies is an upper second-class Honours degree from a recognised institution. We will also take into consideration evidence of experience indicative of potential for doctoral research. If your undergraduate degree did not include adequate research training and you do not have equivalent work experience, it is likely that you will also require a Masters qualification in a relevant discipline. Entry onto many of our doctoral research programmes is highly competitive; consequently we also consider the skills, attributes, motivation and potential for success of an individual when deciding whether to make an offer.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management (DEHRM) is based in the well-equipped, purpose-built facilities of the University's Public Health Building. Our research attracts extensive funding from many sources, including the:

  • Department of Transport
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Environment Agency
  • Department of Health
  • Food Standards Agency
  • National Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Leverhulme Trust

The collaborative nature of much of this work, together with the mix of pure, strategic and applied research, often involving interdisciplinary teams spanning physical, biological, chemical, medical and social sciences, provides a dynamic and internationally recognised research environment.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£17,910 FT

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005