Taught course

Health and Climate Change

University of Hull · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

  • You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a programme related to health sciences, for example: health sciences, medicine, public health, biomedical science and biomedical sciences.
  • Some (any, paid or unpaid) experience in a health setting, for example in a healthcare provider, a public health department in local, regional or national authorities, a clinical setting, a pharmacy, a vaccination centre, ambulance services, a clinical or (bio)medical research laboratory, a national health system, a public health data/bioinformatics analysis group, a (bio)medical charity.
  • Professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Climate change is the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organisation.

The MSc Health and Climate Change is a course for current or future health leaders who are prepared to meet that challenge head-on.

Local, regional, national and international authorities and organisations need to research, produce and implement strategies and policies that account for the impact of changing climates on public health, and the private sector needs to adapt to these policies. However, there are very few workers in the UK and worldwide with the specialist knowledge that these jobs require.

This MSc Health and Climate Change focuses on the impact of climate change on human health and explores strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change from a public health perspective.

We study what climate change is and investigate the predicted consequences of climate change on, for example, cardiorespiratory disease, vector-borne diseases, infections and immunity, nutrition and health inequalities.

Taking a “think globally, act locally” stand, we cover both impacts of environmental change on public health and local, place-based mitigation and adaptation strategies. We have established collaborations with local authorities and organisations and we have paired up with existing and successful MSc programmes at the University to ensure that we help our graduates acquire the skills and the expertise that they need to become leaders in their chosen field of health and climate change.

Information for international students

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you must provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01482 466850