Master in Health Sciences - Máster en Ciencias de la Salud
The course is taught using formal lectures; workshops; group work; case studies; practical simulations , industrial/commercial visits; and student centered learning. The virtual learning platform provides students with a hands- on opportunity for problem –solving. It supports building the foundation of competence through the knowledge and skills required by the CIEH, and provides an accredited pathway for science-based graduates to become environmental health practitioners. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
A science based honours degree which is at least equivalent to the a 2:1 honours degree from a UK university. This MSc course is for international students only.
We accept a range of qualifications
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
This programme is designed for international students wishing to advance their knowledge in public health and environmental health. It provides opportunities to understand how to manage risks posed to public and environmental health and provide the necessary solutions.
Food Safety Control
Consideration of all measures needed to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of food at all stages from growth, through production, manufacture and retail until it reaches the consumer.
Food Safety control is a larger module because it also contains important cross-cutting Environmental Health issues in more detail including:
Outbreaks, based on analysis of a case study
Microbiology and epidemiology
Occupational Health and Safety
Provides an understanding of the hazards that can affect Occupational Health and Safety, and is supported by methodologies for measurement and evaluation; intervention and control.
Environmental Protection and Climate Change
This provides a critical examination of the interaction between environmental pollutants and local communities including water and solid waste management; contaminated land; noise control; air pollution management and control ,relevant planning controls and climate changes sources with mitigation and adaptation strategies.
To identify the determinants of health and social inequalities, and the socio-political context in which solutions may be found. To be able to apply the epidemiological methods and disease control strategies, apply the principles of disease association and causation, understand the role of the environment in the propagation of illness and disease, and responses to health emergencies and world pandemics.
Public Health Integration
The aim of the module is for students to integrate their acquired public and environmental health knowledge across intervention areas associated with Dahlgren and Whitehead’s 1992 conceptualisation of the determinants of health and well-being. This includes the ability to demonstrate, how, a range of measures can be used to maximise the outcome for a given situation and to be able to demonstrate the complexity of the interaction of the determinants of health, and how the use of evidence based practice and reflective practice supports an effective approach. This module links closely with the Health Protection module.
Chemical and Biological Incident Management Module
This module will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific and legislative issues related to the management of chemical and biological incidents in the workplace and community. The causes and types of incident will be introduced. The management of such incidents will be examined in detail, covering the contribution of the different agencies, legislative issues, communication with the public and techniques in remediation.
Research and Study Skills
In preparation for the Dissertation, there will be instruction in statistics, study design, sampling strategies and hypothesis generation.
This will require independent research involving a critical literature review, primary data collection , analysis of results, and the synthesis and evaluation of conclusions and recommendations
Graduates of this course have found employment with:
Environmental Health Practitioners in the fieldGovernment Health Departments
Government Health and Environmental Protection Agencies
International and National Non-Governmental organizations
International Environmental Health Consultancies
Higher Educational Establishments
During the time on the course, students will be encouraged to develop employability skills which are essential for graduate recruitment. These include:
Personal planning and organisation
Critical thinking skills