A degree in Environmental Health at Cardiff Metropolitan University provides an opportunity to study for five potential career opportunities within one discipline area.
Environmental Health includes occupational health, safety and wellbeing, environmental protection, housing, food safety and public health. If you want to be a highly regarded professional in a career that will enable you to play an important role within society, then Environmental Health at Cardiff Metropolitan University is the programme for you.
Learning & Teaching
A variety of learning and teaching methods are used, such as lectures, seminars, visits, practical sessions, problem-based learning, case studies and role-play exercises. All teaching is supported by the Moodle virtual learning environment, which helps students to access information when it is needed. Notes, reading and discussion boards are used to support student learning.
Through the degree programme, contact time varies. On average, direct face to face contact time in taught sessions is approximately 18 hours a week. This should be supported by a similar number of hours of self-study time.
A personal tutor scheme supports students with academic and pastoral support from the first year onwards and encourages students to set and achieve their academic and career goals through all years of the programme.
Teaching staff are all actively engaged with the Higher Education Academy with a number of members of staff receiving awards and recognition for their innovative teaching practice.
Employability & Careers
Undertaking an Environmental Health degree is a pathway into a large number of careers.
Within the private sector, the five disciplines of the degree open up a wide array of employment opportunities. These include consultancy, auditing and regulatory compliance roles within medium to large companies both in the UK and abroad.
Within local government, the profession of the environmental health practitioner is highly regarded and environmental health practitioners are employed by all local authorities throughout Britain. The armed forces and public health bodies also offer strong career options for environmental health practitioners.
Our graduates work in all the following areas:
Local Authority Environmental Health Departments
Central government and its agencies (e.g. Food Standards Agency, Public Health Wales/England, Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive)
Military service (Army, Navy and RAF)
Holiday & Travel companies
Large Retailers such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s
International Health Development.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should have five GCSEs including English Language (or Welsh First Language), Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) plus 104 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include :
104 points from at least two A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as a third subject
RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/ Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
104 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
104 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers with 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects considered only with a minimum grade H4
102 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
Or 'Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences'
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.