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Environmental, occupational and public health courses

Take your place as an environmental, occupational and public health professional

Explore how the places where we work and live affect our heath - as individuals and as a society.

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Discover more about our range of courses and get a feel for life at for yourself at our next Open Day.

Why study environmental, occupational and public health at ?

Our courses give you the chance to make industry connections across our many partnerships. You will have access to a wide range of career opportunities in varying sectors, such as; Transport for London, Ferrovial, St Georges, NHS trusts, Local Authorities, Government agencies, Universities and Consultancies.

What will you learn/gain?

You will gain industry-recognised qualifications and learn from industry experts. Our staff have all practiced across a range of environmental health, led innovation and change and conducted research that shapes policy and practice. Our awards are accredited with the professional body (CIEH).

What are your career prospects?

Our programme is built around practice and what you will need to use in your future jobs. We have industry experts teach on the award, as well as a programme of visits to support your understanding across various industries, including; food safety, pollution, health and safety, occupational safety and private sector housing.

Environmental, occupational and public health at

You’ll go on to satisfying career choices with councils, consultancies and beyond.

Develop your skills in our food inspection and environmental health suite and translate them to professional practice through industry tours and visits.

Postgraduate study will expand your horizons to help you find your role in public, private or voluntary sectors.

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Our Environmental, Occupational and Public Health courses at a glance

State-of-the-art facilities

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health accredited

Placement and experience

Environmental, occupational and public health facilities

Get hands-on learning and experience with our environmental and occupational health suite, complete with industry-grade equipment and software.

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Meet Our Grads: Natural Sciences

Want to find out more about how we support you with your career hear from our BSc Biomedical Science student, Tania.

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