Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)

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

Overview

The course applies the study of health sciences, environmental sciences and legislation to areas such as food safety, housing, health and safety, pollution, and health promotion in order to reduce ill health and disease. The course was updated in 2020.

Public and environmental health practitioners play a vital role in keeping us all safe, so this course has been designed to help students progress to rewarding and valuable jobs in the sector, like Nathan and Dan (pictured above), who both studied with us and were shortlisted for their industry body’s Rising Star Award in 2019.

Salaries for qualified environmental health practitioners (EHPs) start at around £25,000 per year, with senior or managerial level salaries rising to the region of £40,000 to £60,000 per year, but in order to practice you will need to complete a degree like this which has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

Course length:

Full-time: 3 years (2 days a week)
Part-time: 4 years (1 day a week)

Start date:

13th September 2021

Location:

Knightstone Campus

Course codes:

Institution: W47
Course: PEH1
Campus: -

Awarding institution:

UWE Bristol

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Course detail

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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Quick Stats

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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Quick Stats

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.

Delivered in partnership

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

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