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Course summary

Middlesex University is the largest and foremost provider of environmental health education in the UK. This course is highly work-focused, with a strong emphasis on practical laboratory work and real-life case studies and you'll be able to take advantage of our close links within the industry. The course is centred on UK law and practice, but is designed to be flexible and provide education and training that will be valuable internationally. You will have access to a range of excellent facilities include a microbiology laboratory and pestology materials. You will be able to study specialist modules areas such as food safety, and health and safety which are particularly valued by both local authorities and the private sector. Many of our teaching staff are chartered environmental health practitioners and under their expert guidance, previous students have done research into a wide variety of areas, including listeria in food, the effects of heavy smoking, skin lightening, water pollution and the attitudes of people living in high-rise buildings towards recycling.


Public Health Leadership (15 Credits) - Compulsory Pollution and Health Protection (15 Credits) - Compulsory Stressors and Vectors of Disease (15 Credits) - Compulsory Factors Affecting Risk and Strategic Risk Intervention (15 Credits) - Compulsory Management of Workplace Safety (15 Credits) - Compulsory Interventions in Environmental Health (15 Credits) - Compulsory Food Safety (15 Credits) - Compulsory Practical Food Inspection (10 Credits) - Compulsory Housing and Health (15 Credits) - Compulsory Research Methods and MSc Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

Assessment method

As well as written and oral exams and your research project and dissertation, you will be assessed through practical food examinations, the timing of which will be determined by the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, tests, presentations, essays, work portfolios, case study analyses, data analysis, and other written assignments. For your dissertation, you'll design, conduct, evaluate and present the results of your own independent project into an area of your choosing. You will present your findings through a 10,000 to 12,000-word thesis and at a viva with your tutors.

Entry requirements

We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14800* Whole course
England £9600* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9600* Whole course
Scotland £9600* Whole course
Wales £9600* Whole course
International £14800* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Environmental Health at Middlesex University - UCAS