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Ulster University

Environmental Health with DPP

UCAS Code: B910

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,C

To include one Grade A from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Home Economics, Food, Nutrition and Health or Health and Social Care. Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one of the A level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

Science Access Diploma with a minimum mark of 70%. At least three quarters of the modules must be at level 3 in science subjects ie Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and/or General Science.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Profile to include Grade C in English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

13 at higher level to include one science (ie. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geography, or Home Economics).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

To include one in a science based subject (ie. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geography or Home Economics). English at Grade H6 or above (Higher Level) or Grade O4 or above at Ordinary Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

To include 9 Distinctions with Merits in approprite Science modules.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

To include one science subject (ie. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geography, Home Economics or Food, Nutrition and Health).

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

To include grade B in one science subject (ie. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geography, Home Economics or Food, Nutrition and Health).

UCAS Tariff

120-123

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Environmental and public health

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.

Study Environmental Health at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of restaurants, shops, businesses and government?

Would you like a broad knowledge of issues such as food safety, health and safety, housing, public health or pollution?

Do you want a degree that leads to a career where you are out of the office meeting people and dealing with different challenges each day? A degree that has very good employment prospects, locally and internationally, in well paid graduate jobs?

Would you like to study on a course that provides this, plus lots more? Then come and study a degree in Environmental Health at Ulster.

Our graduates are equipped to find employment in a wide range of environmental health activities across public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Environmental Health Practitioners ( EHPs) can take their skills into a huge variety of roles. It is a career where you are out of the office meeting people and dealing with different challenges every day.

This BSc (Hons) Environmental Health programme has great strength in delivering the practical and academic skills required for a career in environmental health including problem solving, communication, research and management skills. It also aims to facilitate the development of your own personal, communication and intellectual abilities.

The course includes the core subjects of food safety management, health and safety at work, environmental protection, housing and public health. The areas of sustainability, quality of life, health inequalities, law and spatial planning are also integrated throughout the programme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Jordanstown

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

95%
med
Environmental and public health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental and public health

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,690
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Health professionals
23%
Therapy professionals
9%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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