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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Environmental Health Sciences (MEnvHlthSc)

Examine environmental health risks facing the modern world and develop the ability to manage these complex health challenges in the Master of Environmental Health Sciences.

Population growth, globalisation and climate change are among the most challenging issues of our time. These issues, coupled with emerging or re-emerging environmental health risks and threats to human health, put governments, industry and communities under pressure to adapt and apply sustainable solutions.

This 1.5 year program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve complex environmental health risks. You'll learn to confidently communicate the risks and mitigation options to a range of stakeholders across the private sector, government and general public. You'll also be prepared to formulate or contribute to the development of policy, regulations and guidelines, through the synthesis of scientific evidence. 

During the program, you'll complete advanced-level courses that cover key areas of environmental health risk assessment and communication. You'll also undertake a research project on a relevant topic, interpret results and report on your findings. The program supports flexible delivery options that allow you to choose what suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online study.

You'll graduate with a respected qualification that will open the door to more career opportunities, with highly-sought skills that will prepare you for management positions across a range of relevant industries.

Program highlights

  • Prepare yourself for a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across a number of employment sectors.
  • Learn from a broad range of UQ experts while undertaking courses tailored to your specific needs.
  • Choose the flexible delivery option that suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Gatton

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

Herston

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Environmental systems specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Senior research technician
  • Environment reporting and analysis specialist
  • Environment consultant
  • Sustainability manager
  • Sustainability adviser
  • Community and sustainability manager
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Principal environmental officer

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
An approved degree; or

A degree (or equivalent) in a different discipline and a minimum of 12 months full-time (or equivalent) work experience in an environmental health-related setting, as approved by the Executive Dean; or

A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences from this university (or equivalent).

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Environmental technology
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Health Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Science.
  • Health Sciences

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.