Public and Environmental Health, FdSc




Study the key principles of environmental health in areas such as housing, food, public health and pollution with this professionally-accredited Foundation Degree, before progressing to the Honours Top-up or integrated Master’s programme at UCW.

The nature of the work of environmental health practitioners (EHPs) is varied and challenging and makes a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. Those working in the field need a sound knowledge of the natural and manmade worlds and the systems and policies that govern them. In order to become a qualified EHP, you’ll need a degree endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and experience of professional practice in areas including food, housing, pollution, environmental standards, health and safety, noise and public health.

The FdSc in Public and Environmental Health at UCW is the only course of its kind accredited by the CIEH and features all of the work-based learning, employment placements and academic study required to progress to further study and, eventually, the completion of the Portfolio of Professional Practice. It is taught by our expert and experienced lecturers in the bespoke science laboratories and classrooms at our Knightstone Campus. Students on this course can also take advantage of the brand new technology suites in the redeveloped Winter Gardens, which is also on the seafront in the centre of Weston.

  • Course length

    Full-time: 2 years (2 days a week)
    Part-time: 3 years (1 day a week)

  • Start date

    7th September 2020

  • Course codes

    Institution: W47
    Course: B916
    Campus: –

  • Tuition fees

    Full-time: £8,250 per year
    Part-time: £5,500 per year

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“I love how the course covers a large variety of topics, it is great not being limited to one aspect of Environmental Health. This way of learning really sets you up to progress onto your chosen career….”

UWE partnership

Delivered in partnership…

This course is delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE).

So students get the best of both worlds – the enhanced support and increased contact with lecturers that sets us apart, and full access to all the resources and facilities at UCW and a nearby university.

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