University of Exeter

This exciting programme based in Truro, Cornwall is ideal for graduates who are planning or already undertaking a career within public health, health promotion, environmental health and protection, occupational health and related diverse research and practice fields.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and so the programme has been designed to enable you to enact meaningful change in any setting. You will learn how to assess the health profile of a population group anywhere in the world, particularly in the context of an ageing society and increased global urbanisation and derive solutions to address health inequalities.

• You will investigate the intricate relationships between contemporary global human health and the environment.
• You’ll explore how factors such as climate change, air pollution and microbes impact health, whilst critically analysing evidence from a range of qualitative and quantitative sources.
• Based at the Knowledge Spa located on the Royal Cornwall Hospital Site in Truro with input from our European Centre for Environment and Human Health, other experts from the University of Exeter and key partners such as  Public Health England.
• Once registered, if you wish to, you can choose to undertake an optional specialism in Pandemics, Antimicrobial Resistance or Global Health for the full MSc award (including 2-yr and 3-yr part time routes).
• Upon graduation you will be well placed to move into a range of rapidly developing professions in environment and human health

Entry requirements

Intercalated programmes are only available to selected students following a medical degree at the University of Exeter Medical School or another medical, veterinary or dental degree granting institution and who are taking an intercalating year during their programme of study (see University Regulations Governing Honours Degrees, Regulation 1.2, Section 5).

Admission to the programme is by agreement between the University of Exeter Medical School or other institution, the Head of the relevant academic department and the University of Exeter.

  • All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis but normally students should be achieving at least a 2:1 and be ranked in the top 50% of their academic cohort.
  • The final decision on admissions rests with the course convenor.
  • Students may be interviewed in the course of the application process.
  • All offers made will be conditional on the student passing the academic year in which they apply.

Closing date

5pm, 1st March.