Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Environmental Health

Environmental health is the study of how the environment and our lives impact on human health. It is about understanding how stressors (i.e. chemical, biological, physical, psychological and psycho-social) around us affect how our bodies function. For example, how do we respond to air pollution (a chemical stressor) and reduce the risk from the exposure to airborne chemicals to those with pre-existing respiratory disease; or how do we control Escherichia coli O157 and so prevent deaths amongst the population who were only eating their dinner? Understanding risk and how to mitigate impacts is critically important. Northumbria�s MSc in Environmental Health builds on the success of its undergraduate degree in environmental health.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 in a pure or applied science discipline but candidates with a strong past academic performance in a non-science discipline are also considered following interview.

Course modules

Focusing upon the 5 core areas of food Safety; housing; health and safety; environmental protection; and public health the course provides students with the knowledge needed across the main aspects of environmental health provision. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop postgraduate research skills and enquiry and develop critical understanding of environmental health.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4453