University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Environmental Health Studies

Students develop expertise in current methods for examining factors that affect human health, assessing and managing the risks involved, and meeting the challenges resulting from changes in the interaction between people and the environment; the wide scope of Environmental Health and the corresponding breadth of the degree reflect rapid technological progress; environmental impact assessment, sustainable development, air, water and noise pollution are increasingly important and there is a pressing need for graduates with skills in these disciplines; correspondingly, the course provides an emphasis on teaching subjects that are relevant to contemporary problems faced by communities, government, industry and commercial organisations.

Entry requirements

Normally, a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant science or engineering qualification; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90-95 IBT or 600.

Course modules

Atmospheric pollution impact assessment; waste management and landfill design; recycling urban land; public health studies; food safety and hygiene; food inspection and control; infection and vector control; introduction to health and safety, occupational health and toxicology, environmental health research project; options chosen from: Air pollution control; acoustics; climate change mitigation and adaptation; environmental impact assessment; housing policy and law; meat hygiene and inspection; research methodology and techniques; principles of environmental microbiology.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

The Department of Civil Engineering/David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability at the University of Strathclyde offers fees-only Excellence Awards to UK/EU students; in addition, �1,000 Excellence Awards for overseas students are also available; the awards are allocated based on the quality of the student but applying early increases the chances of successful allocation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195