Taught course

Environment and Human Health

Institution
University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this programme you will look at current theories and concepts and through the analysis of a range of information you will develop the skills and knowledge so that on graduation you will be able to inform strategies to improve the health of communities or be well placed to continue to work towards a position of an academic researcher.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and so the programme has been designed to give them the ability to enact meaningful change in any setting.

For example, for the Ecological Public Health module our students select a country or urban/rural location to carry out an assessment of the public health profile (demographics and burden of disease/people and place) and identify the ecological foundations for that specific public health profile. They would then create a collaborative (e.g. inter-agency, community approach) action plan focussed on health improvement in that particular area.

Topics current students have chosen include:

  • Public Health interventions in New Orleans
  • Health, Wellbeing and Diet in Japan
  • Understanding and Improving Mental Health in Indonesia

Delivered at the Knowledge Spa located on the Royal Cornwall Hospital Site in Truro this research inspired programme will include contributions from the University of Exeter Medical School’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health, the Met Office, Age UK and the World Health Organisation.

Students are able to access one-to-one support should they wish to undertake an internship with a Cornish business (or even further afield). They are able to take part in the Access to Internships scheme either during the course or once their studies have finished.

The programme would suit graduates who are planning or already undertaking a career within public health, health promotion, environmental health and protection, occupational health, workplace wellbeing or social enterprise. The programme has been developed with reference to the training requirements of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the UK Faculty of Public Health to maximise your future employability in the discipline of environment and human health sciences.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,600 (full-time) £4,300 (part-time)
International students
£21,100 (full-time)

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
University of Exeter Medical School
Email
medicine@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725500