Global Strategy in Environmental Health & Sustainability - Online

Ulster University - Belfast

Global Strategy in Environmental Health & Sustainability - Online

Globally relevant and very much of its time, this innovative course focuses on Environmental Health’s role in delivering safe, healthy communities with sustainable development at the core. Embedding the principles of environmental health throughout, the course is built around the disciplines and principles below.

• Food safety and integrity
• Public protection and well-being
• Health and safety
• Housing and communities
• Environmental protection and sustainability

Principles of environmental health:
• Maintenance and protection of human health is at the centre of all environmental health action
• Protection of the most disadvantaged
• Need for democratic government and governance
• Cooperation and partnership
• Sustainability
• Environmental health issues are truly international in character

Graduates will develop key skills across these environmental health disciplines to meet the growing demand for individuals to lead the drive for a healthier, more secure future, and the attainment of sustainable development within business, government or non-governmental organisations.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Food Safety, Security and Nutrition
• Occupational Health and Safety in an International Context
• Sustainable Housing and Communities
• Law and Sustainability in a Global Context
• Emergency Planning, Response and Resilience
• Effective Communication for Health and Sustainability
• Sustainable Development - Strategy for a Secure Future
• Environmental Protection and Sustainable Technologies
• Research Methods and Project

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
A second class honours degree or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification.

In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to the above, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").


This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
There is significant demand for environmental health practitioners in many countries working in a variety of fields directly and indirectly related to environmental health. They are employed in local and central government roles, voluntary sector organisations, and in the private sector across a wide range of disciplines including environmental protection, health and safety, housing standards, food safety, health promotion and emergency planning.

Analysis of advertised jobs within United Nations (UN), World Health Organisation (WHO) and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) web sites indicates a demand for graduates at MSc level for a wide range of posts working on and leading projects across the globe. The skills and knowledge base of graduates from this course are designed to match many of these jobs and the learning outcomes are aligned to UNESCO sustainable development educational goals.

As an existing environmental health practitioner the MSc will provide you with the skills and knowledge to progress your career, gain promotion and take on a leadership role. As a graduate from another discipline the skills and knowledge gained on the MSc, combined with your existing knowledge, will prepare you for a career as an environmental health practitioner providing access to the many career opportunities in this field.

Successful completion of the programme will also be an excellent preparation for further postgraduate study at PhD level. This will provide various career routes including into research and academia.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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