Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)
Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)
Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)
Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)

Study environmental science, health science and public health legislation in areas such as food control, housing, health and safety management and pollution to begin a varied and rewarding career in the sector.

We have great links with the sector’s professional body, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and this course is taught by lecturers who have full membership of CIEH.

The course is taught in the bespoke laboratories and classrooms at our Winter Gardens and Knightstone Campuses, where you will undertake practical and academic studies of the legal and scientific principles that govern biological, physical, chemical and psychological stressors in a public and environmental health context.

You will also enhance your knowledge in preferred areas of professional practice and, be encouraged to undertake activities such as environmental assessments and audits. In recent years, students have undertaken fieldwork at food manufacturers, power plants, music festivals and quarries.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (2 days a week)
Part-time: 4 years (1 day a week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Winter Gardens and Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: PEH1
Campus: -
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part-time: £6,675 per year

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The course is taught in the new and fully-equipped science laboratories on the sixth floor of our Knightstone building in the centre of Weston. Some sessions are also taught on-line and few minutes’ walk away in our new University Centre in the Winter Gardens on Weston seafront, which is a modern and bright study area with computer suites and a dedicated higher education library.

The course is taught by lecturers who have been EHPs in a number of areas themselves, and our great links with the CIEH are demonstrated by our lecturers, students and graduates winning the CIEH Team of the Year Award in 2019.

You’ll undertake academic and practical studies of the scientific principles that govern biological, physical, chemical, sociological and psychological stressors in a public and environmental health context.

The classroom-based aspects of the course also cover the primary standards, guidelines and legislation relating to environmental health, and professional engagement with risk and hazard assessments.

This degree course also offers plenty of opportunities for practical trips and fieldwork, with UCW Public and Environmental Health students in recent years having visited specialist sites such as food manufacturers and power plants and undertaken health and safety audits at Jaguar Land Rover, Thatcher’s Cider and at music festivals.

We even offer scholarships to support students to undertake work experience for the Environment Agency in Gibraltar. Indeed, one of our graduates recently accepted a full-time role with the agency as an Environmental Health Officer.

Please click on the next tab to find out more about what you’ll learn on this programme and how it is delivered. The dropdowns below deal with our partnership with UWE Bristol and what is and isn’t included in the tuition fees.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the course leader Mark Hardwick, lecturer Nahum Kidan or UCW’s HEART team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

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This Honours Top-up broadens students’ environmental health knowledge in areas including partnership working, auditing and practical problem solving while they continue to work towards their Portfolio of Professional Practice.

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Nahum Kidan
Lecturer - Public and Environmental Health

Nahum is a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner and spent his early career in local government working in commercial environmental health, later focusing specifically on food safety.  Prior to joining University Centre Weston (UCW), Nahum was a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE) where he was part of a small team which developed the MSc Environmental Health (Distance Learning) programme. Nahum has also acquired experience in the Civil Service, at both Defra and the FSA, where he was engaged in EU Exit work and legislative development. 
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Mark Hardwick
Programme Co-ordinator - Public and Environmental Health

Mark is the Programme Co-ordinator for the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health Practitioner, and the BSc (Hons) Public and Environmental Health, teaching on both programmes at UCW. He was appointed as a permanent member of staff in January 2018. Mark has twenty years’ teaching experience with other institutions, having taught on a range of programmes from Foundation Degree to Masters level in subjects including Environmental Health, Public Health, Nursing, and Sports Sciences. Mark has held positions with The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), specifically Vice-Chair of the South West Region, Secretary of the Cornwall Branch, and is an appointed research mentor for CIEH. Mark is also a member of the Royal Society for Public Health, and External Examiner for the MSc Environmental Health, and MSc Acoustics at Leeds Beckett University. 
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Jason Hillyerd
Curriculum Coordinator - Law & Business

Jason holds an MSc in Criminal Justice & Criminology and an LLB (Hons) Qualifying degree in Law. Jason has also attained Fellowship of the HEA (Higher Education Academy). Jason is Curriculum Co-ordinator for The Business FdA and LLB (Hons) programmes.  Jason delivers a number of core modules of the legal and business syllabus across different courses within UCW as well as various professional courses including CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development) and ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management).   Before coming to teaching Jason worked both in senior management and in the criminal justice sector.  
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      Nahum Kidan
      Lecturer - Public and Environmental Health

      Nahum is a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner and spent his early career in local government working in commercial environmental health, later focusing specifically on food safety.  Prior to joining University Centre Weston (UCW), Nahum was a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE) where he was part of a small team which developed the MSc Environmental Health (Distance Learning) programme. Nahum has also acquired experience in the Civil Service, at both Defra and the FSA, where he was engaged in EU Exit work and legislative development. 
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      Mark Hardwick
      Programme Co-ordinator - Public and Environmental Health

      Mark is the Programme Co-ordinator for the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health Practitioner, and the BSc (Hons) Public and Environmental Health, teaching on both programmes at UCW. He was appointed as a permanent member of staff in January 2018. Mark has twenty years’ teaching experience with other institutions, having taught on a range of programmes from Foundation Degree to Masters level in subjects including Environmental Health, Public Health, Nursing, and Sports Sciences. Mark has held positions with The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), specifically Vice-Chair of the South West Region, Secretary of the Cornwall Branch, and is an appointed research mentor for CIEH. Mark is also a member of the Royal Society for Public Health, and External Examiner for the MSc Environmental Health, and MSc Acoustics at Leeds Beckett University. 
      Student - Jason Hillyerds image
      Jason Hillyerd
      Curriculum Coordinator - Law & Business

      Jason holds an MSc in Criminal Justice & Criminology and an LLB (Hons) Qualifying degree in Law. Jason has also attained Fellowship of the HEA (Higher Education Academy). Jason is Curriculum Co-ordinator for The Business FdA and LLB (Hons) programmes.  Jason delivers a number of core modules of the legal and business syllabus across different courses within UCW as well as various professional courses including CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development) and ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management).   Before coming to teaching Jason worked both in senior management and in the criminal justice sector.  
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        Study environmental science, health science and public health legislation in areas such as food control, housing, health and safety management and pollution to begin a varied and rewarding career in the sector.

        We have great links with the sector’s professional body, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and this course is taught by lecturers who have full membership of CIEH.

        The course is taught in the bespoke laboratories and classrooms at our Winter Gardens and Knightstone Campuses, where you will undertake practical and academic studies of the legal and scientific principles that govern biological, physical, chemical and psychological stressors in a public and environmental health context.

        You will also enhance your knowledge in preferred areas of professional practice and, be encouraged to undertake activities such as environmental assessments and audits. In recent years, students have undertaken fieldwork at food manufacturers, power plants, music festivals and quarries.

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