Postgraduate taught

MSc Environment and Human Health - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
3 years part time
Entry year September 2020
Contact

Programme Director:  Dr Cornelia Guell and Dr Ben Wheeler 
Web: Enquire online 
Phone: 
+44 (0)1392 725500 

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

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Campus

Truro

Discipline Healthcare and Medicine

Overview

Due to COVID-19, we are currently reviewing the delivery of our courses. Our priority is to ensure that safety of all our students and staff, and we are currently planning for flexibility and resilience in our approach so that whatever the year brings we will still be delivering the high level of teaching that we always have. We are still taking applications and you can stay updated on our website as the situation progresses.

  • You will investigate the intricate relationships between contemporary global human health and the environment. 
  • You’ll explore how factors such as climate change, air pollution and microbes impact health, whilst critically analysing evidence from a range of qualitative and quantitative sources. 
  • Based at the Knowledge Spa located on the Royal Cornwall Hospital Site with input from our European Centre for Environment and Human Health,  the Met Office, Age UK and the World Health Organisation 
  • You may opt to undertake an internship with a Cornish business (or even further afield) 
  • Upon graduation you will be well placed to move into a range of rapidly developing profession in environment and human health 

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83% of research in Clinical Medicine classified as world-leading or internationally excellent

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

Top 10 in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

 Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

Major capital investment in new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities

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.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Course content

This exciting programme based in Truro, Cornwall is ideal for 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.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and so the programme has been designed to enable you to enact meaningful change in any setting. You will learn how to assess the health profile of a population group anywhere in the world, particularly in the context of an ageing society and increased global urbanisation and derive solutions to address health inequalities.

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.

Programme Structure

PgCert students will complete 60 credits, PgDip 120 credits and MSc students 180 credits.

In addition to the eight taught modules required for the PgDip (taught in the Spring and Summer terms), Masters students will also complete a 60 credit dissertation.

View the timetable of contact days for 2020-2021

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Please note: these timetables are draft and subject to change.

Modules

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

PgCert

You will be awarded a PgCert on completion of:

• Contemporary Environment and Human Health (15 credits)
• Postgraduate Skills and Evidence (15 credits)
• Nature, Health and Wellbeing (15 credits)
• Environmental Science and Population Health (15 credits)

PgDip

In addition to modules completed for the PgCert, you will be awarded a PgDip on completion of the following additional modules:

• Project Design and Grantsmanship (15 credits)
• Ecological Human Health (15 credits)

And 30 credits from;

• Research Methods for Practice (15 credits)
• Global Public Health and Environmental Change (15 credits)
• Any PGT option (15 credits)

MSc

In addition to modules completed for the PgDip, you will be awarded an MSc on completion of:

In addition to modules completed for the PgCert, you will be awarded a PgDip on completion of the following additional modules:

• Project Design and Grantsmanship (15 credits)
• Ecological Human Health (15 credits)

And 30 credits from;

• Research Methods for Practice (15 credits)
• Global Public Health and Environmental Change (15 credits)
• Any PGT option (15 credits)

You will be awarded a PgCert on completion of:


• Contemporary Environment and Human Health (15 credits)
• Postgraduate Skills and Evidence (15 credits)
• Nature, Health and Wellbeing (15 credits)
• Environmental Science and Population Health (15 credits)

Fees

UK/EU fees per year:

MSc (1 year): £8,800
MSc (2 years): £4,400
MSc (3 years): £2,950
PG Dip (2 years): £2,950
PG Cert (1 year): £2,950
Pro Rata Module per 15-credit module: £800

International fees per year:

MSc (1 year): £21,100
MSc (2 years): £10,550
MSc (3 years): £7,500
PG Dip (2 years): £7,000
PG Cert (1 year): £7,000
Pro Rata Module per 15-credit module: £1,900

Fee information 

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption

Funding

Funding and scholarships

There are various funding opportunities available including the Medical School's Global excellence scholarships.
For more information visit our  Masters funding page.

Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to offer the Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship of £5000 to two NHS staff who accept a place to study on one of our Masters programmes enrolling in 2020.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

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Teaching and research

Learning and teaching

The taught component of this programme is delivered in the first two terms (one year programme) or five terms (two year programme). During this time you will also be helped to develop a dissertation project to be completed in the remaining six months. We encourage students to develop their project alongside existing European Centre activities or in conjunction with our enterprise partners. Part time students may be able to develop dissertation projects within their workplace settings if appropriate.

Teaching and learning methods

All material is designed for Masters level and will involve keynote lectures, case studies, seminars and group discussion. Within modules there is considerable scope for you to direct your learning towards fields of particular interest, especially through your choice of dissertation project and in your guided independent study.

Assessment

Taught modules will be assessed through literature reviews, essays, written reports and presentations. We use case studies and problem-based learning approaches to encourage you to work collaboratively and learn from each other. We try to include field trips to locations such as the Eden Project, local community health projects and even the beach to contextualise your learning.

Internships

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.

Advice and support

Each student is allocated a personal tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies. The Programme Lead is also available to help with further guidance and advice.

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Studying at a top world-class university like Exeter, in a great environment like Cornwall, is a brilliant combination. I hope to utilise the scientific knowledge, research skills, leadership capacities and global connections I'm gaining through my Exeter career to the benefit of research, education and social entrepreneurship in Ghana.

Gameli

MSc Environment and Human Health.

Careers

Graduates of the Programme are well placed to move into a range of rapidly developing professions in environment and human health. Some examples include:

  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health and Protection
  • Occupational Health and workplace wellbeing
  • Social enterprises and SME businesses innovating in environment and human health

The programme also prepares you for further research and some graduates may want to go on to PhD study with the European Centre or elsewhere.