MSc Health and Global Environment
University of Salford
Salford, United Kingdom
1 - 3 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 15,750 / per year *
Earliest start date
* international students; GBP 9,630 - home students; part-time: GBP: 1,605 per 30 credits
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the challenge of managing the complex forces and interrelationships that shape the health of the environment and the general public. Build the skills to become an advanced practitioner with our MSc Health and Global Environment postgraduate degree.
Available for full and part-time study, our highly-relevant and topical course is carefully designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in planning and decision-making to improve the health of populations at global and national levels.
Designed to open career opportunities in modern environmental and public health practice and support continued professional development, you will learn to better manage social, technological and organisational change and develop a critical and analytical ability to lead the response.
- Develop critical thinking and analytical skills that can be applied to health-specific topics with global relevance
- Learn about the approaches used to implement the theory behind public health and global environmental issues
- Understand the role and impact of a range of stakeholders and institutions influencing global health and environmental intervention
- Build your knowledge and skills with an academic team leading collaborative, industry-focused environmental research
This is for you if...
- You are a graduate looking to develop new knowledge and skills for a future career where you can help to improve human welfare and protect the environment
- You are a graduate or professional seeking to learn how to engage in planning and decision-making to improve the health of populations
- You are looking to cement your knowledge and develop additional skills as preparation for future career roles shaping and leading health and environmental policies
Our MSc Health and Global Environment postgraduate degree course is delivered using full and part-time pathways, with start dates each January and September.
The 180-credit MSc award comprises eight 15-credit taught modules, followed by a 60-credit research project.
As a full-time student, you will take modules in trimesters one and two, and complete your project module in trimester three.
As a part-time student, you will spread your studies over trimesters one and two of the first two years, and then complete your project module in year three.
- Postgraduate Scholarship Skills
- Global Determinants of Environmental Health
Choose two options from
- Energy and Sustainability
- Occupational Health and Hygiene
- Environmental Pollution and Remediation
- Professional Practice
- Research Design and Delivery
- Infectious Disease Control
- Principles of Epidemiology and Surveillance
- Dissertation (60 credits)
This course is a relevant vocational qualification for applicants seeking health, safety and environment-related employment. It is also designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector.
Due to experiences such as the COVID-19 pandemic, new priorities and opportunities are emerging to develop policy and practice in local authorities, health services, voluntary organisations and private companies. The skills you will develop in the course will prepare you for a role where you can lead the formulation, implementation and evaluation of these new initiatives.
Course alumni have secured roles working as planners and administrators in public health intervention units, and trainers in community education services. Some have used the knowledge and skills they have developed on the course to secure senior posts in environmental health practice.