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Environmental Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Paisley, United Kingdom
Environmental Health degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is the only undergraduate degree course in Scotland to be accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.
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Environmental Health degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland provides a direct pathway to become a professional environmental health officer (EHO), allowing you to apply your knowledge of science, technology, law and professional practice to keep people safe and healthy.

Environmental health examines how the natural and built environment impacts upon human health. Professionals are responsible for ensuring that people’s living and working surroundings are safe and healthy. 


BSc (Hons) Environmental Health graduates currently work in both the public and private sectors in careers including: 

  • environmental health officer 
  • food hygiene inspectors 
  • noise pollution officers 
  • waste management consultants 
  • health and safety advisors 
  • pest control officers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In year 1 you will receive an introduction to basic biological and chemical sciences and an introduction to environmental health and safety. 
  • In year 2 you will begin to specialise in environmental health, with detailed consideration of health and safety, the working environment and an introduction to microbiological analysis.
  • In year 3 you will undertake further specialisation including environmental health law, parasitology, and public health and safety. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
  • Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands & Isle Of Man English, Northern Irish & Welsh
£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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