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Environmental Health students
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

International Scholarships available

Overview

With a responsibility for protecting public health and upholding the maintenance of healthy environments, environmental health practitioners play an important role in society. On this course, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, you will examine complex environmental health problems and learn how to formulate effective solutions. These solutions could involve enforcement, education or the issuing of advice while working in partnership with other agencies. You will be taught by environmental health practitioners experienced in key areas such as food safety and health and safety.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.

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You will study food safety, health and safety, housing, environmental protection and public health. You will be taught in our state-of-the art science laboratories and acoustic facilities - this hands-on learning approach will allow you greater interaction with your lecturing staff and a greater understanding of the subject matter.

You will also have the chance to achieve professional registration with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). In order to do this you must undertake work experience, and meet the CIEH professional requirements. Work experience may be with a local authority environmental health department, or a relevant company in the private sector.

If you are a part-time student in relevant employment, you may have the opportunity to transfer to full-time study for the final part of the course and complete your studies in five years, instead of six.  This is possible because attendance requirements are lower due to part of your workload being project work, but is dependent on a full-time place being available, and your employer being willing to grant you additional study time.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

104
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 32 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
You will require GCSE C Grades in Mathematics, English Language and the Double Science award or equivalent qualification. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 32 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
You will require GCSE C Grades in Mathematics, English Language and the Double Science award or equivalent qualification. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Andy Simpson

Careers

Andy Simpson
Health and Safety Manager Innovia Films Ltd

BSc (Hons) Safety, Health and Environmental Management

“"My tutors were extremely supportive. As a mature student I was quite daunted about returning to education after 18 years, but they made the transition easy for me. My studies have also been a great boost to my career, as I've just been promoted to Health and Safety Manager."

Teaching and learning

Gain the necessary expertise to start the journey to become a registered Environmental Health Practitioner. You will acquire a breadth of knowledge in Environmental Protection, Food Safety, Health and Safety, Housing, and Public Health. This will enable you to take a holistic view of the health impacts of stressors in any given setting, and select interventions to counteract them. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.
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You will take part in an induction programme to get you used to life as a university student, and develop the key skills relevant to your subsequent career. You will begin to explore the five intervention areas listed previously and gain an awareness of the role of environmental health practitioner.
Overall workload
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256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.

Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.

Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.

Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.

Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.

Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.

Advance your expertise by studying dedicated modules on the five intervention areas that include a focus on law. You will also develop your skills in research methods, and work on the formulation of your protocols for your Year Three research project.
Overall workload
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267 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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933 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and examinations.

 

Core Modules

Further develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to promotion of public health. You will study the framework for practitioners to consider how to address contemporary health issues within many settings and situations

Explore the environmental and public health impacts of human activity, with particular reference to those caused by business, and consider how these impacts may be controlled through the application of appropriate legal, technical and organisational solutions.

This module will support you in your development of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to carry out a research project at Level 6, including the formulation of a viable research proposal.

Gain an understanding of the standards applied to British Housing. You will study basic land law; tenancy law and legal interventions within the scope of housing. You will also look at practical elements of housing inspection and determine the options available to the individual and to local authorities to deal with individual and multiple substandard housing.

Build on your learning from Food Science and control, where you will cover in more detail of food safety management systems, current food safety legislation including the investigation of food complaints and food poisoning outbreaks, and the structure and design of food premises. You will also look at food inspection laboratory sessions on fish, shellfish and fruit, nuts, pulses and vegetables.

Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety Legislation is applied in the workplace, and build your knowledge of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Deepen your knowledge of the five intervention areas with aspects of public health woven into your studies. You will also complete an original independent study, showcasing your ability to put theory into practice and test your research skills. By the end of Year Three you should be able to apply your expertise to come up with solutions to complex problems.
Overall workload
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204 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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996 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations.
Core Modules

Gain an overview of strategic aspects connecting various housing policy themes in order to influence housing interventions in a wider and diverse public health context.

This module allows you to review current environmental health theory, policies and procedures and to put them into practice to protect public health. You will also get involved in practical sessions on court proceeding, emergency planning, and interdisciplinary working and consider the role and influence of partner organisations.

This module builds on your learning from the Food Safety Law Practice module which includes professional policy and practice for food law enforcement, procedures, guidance and Codes of practice for food inspections, the inspection process and most appropriate action following intervention including the benefits of working with other professionals, organisations and agencies.

Carry out, in considerable depth, an extended and advanced piece of academic work on a relevant topic of interest to you, to develop your capacity for independent work and critical thought.

Develop a critical understanding of the theoretical, technical and legal principles underpinning policies and strategies for controlling the impact of pollution on the environment and public health.

Examine the concept of risk as the product of actions and consequences. You will identify societal perceptions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the practical skill of risk assessment. You will also identify and examine the cause and effect of workplace hazards.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
You will take part in an induction programme to get you used to life as a university student, and develop the key skills relevant to your subsequent career. You will begin to explore the five intervention areas listed previously and gain an awareness of the role of environmental health practitioner.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.

Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.

Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.

Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.

Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.

Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.

Advance your expertise by studying dedicated modules on the five intervention areas that include a focus on law. You will also develop your skills in research methods, and work on the formulation of your protocols for your Year Three research project.
Overall workload
Clock icon
267 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
933 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and examinations.

 

Core Modules

Further develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to promotion of public health. You will study the framework for practitioners to consider how to address contemporary health issues within many settings and situations

Explore the environmental and public health impacts of human activity, with particular reference to those caused by business, and consider how these impacts may be controlled through the application of appropriate legal, technical and organisational solutions.

This module will support you in your development of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to carry out a research project at Level 6, including the formulation of a viable research proposal.

Gain an understanding of the standards applied to British Housing. You will study basic land law; tenancy law and legal interventions within the scope of housing. You will also look at practical elements of housing inspection and determine the options available to the individual and to local authorities to deal with individual and multiple substandard housing.

Build on your learning from Food Science and control, where you will cover in more detail of food safety management systems, current food safety legislation including the investigation of food complaints and food poisoning outbreaks, and the structure and design of food premises. You will also look at food inspection laboratory sessions on fish, shellfish and fruit, nuts, pulses and vegetables.

Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety Legislation is applied in the workplace, and build your knowledge of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Deepen your knowledge of the five intervention areas with aspects of public health woven into your studies. You will also complete an original independent study, showcasing your ability to put theory into practice and test your research skills. By the end of Year Three you should be able to apply your expertise to come up with solutions to complex problems.
Overall workload
Clock icon
204 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
996 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations.
Core Modules

Gain an overview of strategic aspects connecting various housing policy themes in order to influence housing interventions in a wider and diverse public health context.

This module allows you to review current environmental health theory, policies and procedures and to put them into practice to protect public health. You will also get involved in practical sessions on court proceeding, emergency planning, and interdisciplinary working and consider the role and influence of partner organisations.

This module builds on your learning from the Food Safety Law Practice module which includes professional policy and practice for food law enforcement, procedures, guidance and Codes of practice for food inspections, the inspection process and most appropriate action following intervention including the benefits of working with other professionals, organisations and agencies.

Carry out, in considerable depth, an extended and advanced piece of academic work on a relevant topic of interest to you, to develop your capacity for independent work and critical thought.

Develop a critical understanding of the theoretical, technical and legal principles underpinning policies and strategies for controlling the impact of pollution on the environment and public health.

Examine the concept of risk as the product of actions and consequences. You will identify societal perceptions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the practical skill of risk assessment. You will also identify and examine the cause and effect of workplace hazards.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
You will take part in an induction programme to get you used to life as a university student, and develop the key skills relevant to your subsequent career. You will begin to explore the five intervention areas listed previously and gain an awareness of the role of environmental health practitioner.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.

Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.

Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.

Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.

Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.

Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.

Advance your expertise by studying dedicated modules on the five intervention areas that include a focus on law. You will also develop your skills in research methods, and work on the formulation of your protocols for your Year Three research project.
Overall workload
Clock icon
267 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
933 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and examinations.

 

Core Modules

Further develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to promotion of public health. You will study the framework for practitioners to consider how to address contemporary health issues within many settings and situations

Explore the environmental and public health impacts of human activity, with particular reference to those caused by business, and consider how these impacts may be controlled through the application of appropriate legal, technical and organisational solutions.

This module will support you in your development of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to carry out a research project at Level 6, including the formulation of a viable research proposal.

Gain an understanding of the standards applied to British Housing. You will study basic land law; tenancy law and legal interventions within the scope of housing. You will also look at practical elements of housing inspection and determine the options available to the individual and to local authorities to deal with individual and multiple substandard housing.

Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety Legislation is applied in the workplace, and build your knowledge of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements

Build on your learning from Food Science and control, where you will cover in more detail of food safety management systems, current food safety legislation including the investigation of food complaints and food poisoning outbreaks, and the structure and design of food premises. You will also look at food inspection laboratory sessions on fish, shellfish and fruit, nuts, pulses and vegetables.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Deepen your knowledge of the five intervention areas with aspects of public health woven into your studies. You will also complete an original independent study, showcasing your ability to put theory into practice and test your research skills. By the end of Year Three you should be able to apply your expertise to come up with solutions to complex problems.
Overall workload
Clock icon
204 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
996 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations.
Core Modules

This module builds on your learning from the Food Safety Law Practice module which includes professional policy and practice for food law enforcement, procedures, guidance and Codes of practice for food inspections, the inspection process and most appropriate action following intervention including the benefits of working with other professionals, organisations and agencies.

Develop a critical understanding of the theoretical, technical and legal principles underpinning policies and strategies for controlling the impact of pollution on the environment and public health.

This module allows you to review current environmental health theory, policies and procedures and to put them into practice to protect public health. You will also get involved in practical sessions on court proceeding, emergency planning, and interdisciplinary working and consider the role and influence of partner organisations.

Carry out, in considerable depth, an extended and advanced piece of academic work on a relevant topic of interest to you, to develop your capacity for independent work and critical thought.

Gain an overview of strategic aspects connecting various housing policy themes in order to influence housing interventions in a wider and diverse public health context.

Examine the concept of risk as the product of actions and consequences. You will identify societal perceptions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the practical skill of risk assessment. You will also identify and examine the cause and effect of workplace hazards.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
You will take part in an induction programme to get you used to life as a university student, and develop the key skills relevant to your subsequent career. You will begin to explore the five intervention areas listed previously and gain an awareness of the role of environmental health practitioner.
Overall workload
Clock icon
256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.

Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.

Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.

Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.

Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.

Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.

Advance your expertise by studying dedicated modules on the five intervention areas that include a focus on law. You will also develop your skills in research methods, and work on the formulation of your protocols for your Year Three research project.
Overall workload
Clock icon
267 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
933 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and examinations.

 

Core Modules

Further develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to promotion of public health. You will study the framework for practitioners to consider how to address contemporary health issues within many settings and situations

Explore the environmental and public health impacts of human activity, with particular reference to those caused by business, and consider how these impacts may be controlled through the application of appropriate legal, technical and organisational solutions.

This module will support you in your development of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to carry out a research project at Level 6, including the formulation of a viable research proposal.

Gain an understanding of the standards applied to British Housing. You will study basic land law; tenancy law and legal interventions within the scope of housing. You will also look at practical elements of housing inspection and determine the options available to the individual and to local authorities to deal with individual and multiple substandard housing.

Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety Legislation is applied in the workplace, and build your knowledge of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements

Build on your learning from Food Science and control, where you will cover in more detail of food safety management systems, current food safety legislation including the investigation of food complaints and food poisoning outbreaks, and the structure and design of food premises. You will also look at food inspection laboratory sessions on fish, shellfish and fruit, nuts, pulses and vegetables.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Deepen your knowledge of the five intervention areas with aspects of public health woven into your studies. You will also complete an original independent study, showcasing your ability to put theory into practice and test your research skills. By the end of Year Three you should be able to apply your expertise to come up with solutions to complex problems.
Overall workload
Clock icon
204 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
996 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by coursework predominantly with some examinations.
Core Modules

This module builds on your learning from the Food Safety Law Practice module which includes professional policy and practice for food law enforcement, procedures, guidance and Codes of practice for food inspections, the inspection process and most appropriate action following intervention including the benefits of working with other professionals, organisations and agencies.

Develop a critical understanding of the theoretical, technical and legal principles underpinning policies and strategies for controlling the impact of pollution on the environment and public health.

This module allows you to review current environmental health theory, policies and procedures and to put them into practice to protect public health. You will also get involved in practical sessions on court proceeding, emergency planning, and interdisciplinary working and consider the role and influence of partner organisations.

Carry out, in considerable depth, an extended and advanced piece of academic work on a relevant topic of interest to you, to develop your capacity for independent work and critical thought.

Gain an overview of strategic aspects connecting various housing policy themes in order to influence housing interventions in a wider and diverse public health context.

Examine the concept of risk as the product of actions and consequences. You will identify societal perceptions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the practical skill of risk assessment. You will also identify and examine the cause and effect of workplace hazards.

Hayley Robinson-Mitchell
Hayley Robinson-Mitchell
Course Director
Hayley is the Course Director for all Environmental Health Courses here at Leeds Beckett. She is a teacher/Practitioner and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy who teaches across all Environmental Health Courses specialisng in food safety and professional modules.
Our course has an excellent reputation and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Taught almost entirely by Environmental Health and Health and Safety Practitioners including myself, we have excellent facilities, excellent employability rates and maintain close links with employers and placement providers.
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Fees & funding

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The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studi

Course specific

  • Access to the Food Laboratories to develop your practical food safety skills
  • Access to the Biomedical Sciences Laboratories housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement
  • You will need to pay for a student membership of The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
    (Approximately £60 per year) for the Portfolio of Professional Practice module
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for educational visits
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year).
  • If you are undertaking an optional sandwich year or optional work experiences to complete your CIEH Portfolio of Professional Practice, you will be required to fund your own travel and accommodation.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studi

Course specific

  • Access to the Food Laboratories to develop your practical food safety skills
  • Access to the Biomedical Sciences Laboratories housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement
  • You will need to pay for a student membership of The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
    (Approximately £60 per year) for the Portfolio of Professional Practice module
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for educational visits
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year).
  • If you are undertaking an optional sandwich year or optional work experiences to complete your CIEH Portfolio of Professional Practice, you will be required to fund your own travel and accommodation.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £2000 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £100. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £1385.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Food Laboratories to develop your practical food safety skills
  • Access to the Biomedical Sciences Laboratories housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Educational visits
    (Occasional educational visits within the Leeds area may require you to travel at your own expense. You will be expected to attend these visits when arranged.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Affiliate membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
    (Approximately £65 per year.)
  • Sandwich year or work experience costs
    (If you choose to take an optional sandwich year or work experience to gain relevant professional practice, you will be required to fund your own travel and accommodation.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Food Laboratories to develop your practical food safety skills
  • Access to the Biomedical Sciences Laboratories housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Educational visits
    (Occasional educational visits within the Leeds area may require you to travel at your own expense. You will be expected to attend these visits when arranged.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Affiliate membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
    (Approximately £65 per year.)
  • Sandwich year or work experience costs
    (If you choose to take an optional sandwich year or work experience to gain relevant professional practice, you will be required to fund your own travel and accommodation.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £1385.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Food Laboratories to develop your practical food safety skills
  • Access to the Biomedical Sciences Laboratories housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Educational visits
    (Occasional educational visits within the Leeds area may require you to travel at your own expense. You will be expected to attend these visits when arranged.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Affiliate membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
    (Approximately £65 per year.)
  • Sandwich year or work experience costs
    (If you choose to take an optional sandwich year or work experience to gain relevant professional practice, you will be required to fund your own travel and accommodation.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Food Laboratories to develop your practical food safety skills
  • Access to the Biomedical Sciences Laboratories housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Educational visits
    (Occasional educational visits within the Leeds area may require you to travel at your own expense. You will be expected to attend these visits when arranged.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Affiliate membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
    (Approximately £65 per year.)
  • Sandwich year or work experience costs
    (If you choose to take an optional sandwich year or work experience to gain relevant professional practice, you will be required to fund your own travel and accommodation.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Food Laboratories
    Food Laboratories

    Our labs will allow you to develop your practical food safety skills.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Biomedical Sciences Laboratories
    Biomedical Sciences Laboratories

    Housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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