Environmental Health Professional Practice
This course is open for applications.
About this course
- Entry year:
- Course code:
- Health and Social Sciences
- One year full-time; up to five years part-time
- September start, full-time, part-time
- Programme leader:
- Phil Gilbert
- Key fact:
- This practice-based course is a means of achieving the Portfolio of Professional Practice and forms part of the pathway to registration with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board (EHRB).
Page last updated 21 September 2018
UWE Bristol is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the leading centres for education in Environmental Health.
Our MSc Environmental Health Professional Practice course has been developed for graduates of Chartered Institute of Environmental Health CIEH-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate Environmental Health courses who are looking to complete the requirements of the Portfolio of Professional Practice (PPP) for registration as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP).
Designed to incorporate the CIEH's requirements for the Portfolio of Professional Practice, the course will provide students with practical opportunities to complete the interventions in the Food Safety, Health and Safety, Environmental Protection, Housing and Health and Public Health Fields.
This course is a great opportunity to participate and be assessed in a series of practical activities within the intervention fields required for the PPP and to support the CIEH Professional Interview assessment.
If you are already a registered practitioner and are looking to change direction within environmental health or to refresh your existing skills, then this course is an excellent and efficient means of achieving that goal. There is also flexibility as to how you study and use course modules. All modules are available through our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme. These modules can be further supported by modules from the MSc Environmental Health and MSc Environmental Health (Distance Learning).
The full Master's course is comprised of 180 credits divided into three 60 credit stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each one to progress to the next.
You will study:
- Housing (PPP)
- Environmental Protection (PPP)
- Food Safety (PPP)
- Health and Safety (PPP)
- Integrating Environmental Health Practice
- Public Health (Improvement and Protection) Project (PPP)
This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. Ichanges to your course are approved we will inform you.
Learning and Teaching
The course is fully supported by on-line materials and full access to the library.
Student learning is achieved through practice based interventions building on previous knowledge gained through appropriate UG/PG study. Students are facilitated to develop professional skills and competencies through this process with the support of UWE Bristol staff who are CIEH trained PPP assessors.
Three of the UWE Bristol campuses - Frenchay, Glenside and Bower Ashton, and University Centre Weston, Weston-Super-Mare are used to deliver the practical activities. These are further supplemented by interventions taking place with Local Authorities and businesses in the local area.
Students will be provided with appropriate reading, including legislation, guidance, supporting literature etc. and briefing material for each activity in advance of the required attendance. All this will be made available through our online portal.
Students will be allocated individual tutors for support and guidance, and all course mentors are qualified Environmental Health Practitioners with extensive experience helping students prepare for professional assessments. There are also student advisors available, who can help find resources and support services.
For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.
Completion of all modules leading to the Masters takes one academic year.
The Programme Leader is happy to discuss individual's specific arrangements.
Assessment varies between modules but normally consists of a portfolio and viva, however presentations and interviews will be used.
Formative assessment is provided for each module to develop skills and practice.
For more details see our full glossary of assessment terms.
The MSc is accredited to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's (CIEH) 2011 curriculum.
Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.
The course is delivered by UWE Bristol staff and Practitioners who are CIEH PPP Assessors.
Flexible Learning and Development
For those in practice who have yet to complete their CIEH PPP due to difficulty accessing the field activities, we can offer individual modules as assessed CPD. These aspects of the PPP would be undertaken at and assessed by UWE Bristol, who will then inform the CIEH of the outcome. Any activities undertaken independently can be submitted to the CIEH for assessment in the usual manner.
If you're a fully qualified Environmental Health Practitioner, you can use your Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP) or Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP) as accredited experiential learning towards an MSc in Professional Development (EH). To find out more, please email the Programme Leader Phil.Gilbert@uwe.ac.uk.
Careers / Further study
Employment opportunities are expanding for Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs). They are employed by both local government and industry, especially in food manufacturing, retail and the leisure sector. Demand for EHPs in the public health sector is also rising as are the number of opportunities for Environmental Consultants. EHPs are also employed by the Food Standards Agency, Public Health England and the Environment Agency.
Registered status as an EHP enables career enhancement and is also well recognised abroad in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and America.
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Full Time Course
|Home/EU-Full Time-Award Fee||6750|
|Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||563|
|International-Full Time-Award Fee||14500|
|International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1208|
Supplementary fee information
For information about funding for postgraduate courses see our funding pages.