Environmental Health

Course details


Lanarkshire, Paisley



Start Date

September 2019


BSc (Hons)

About the course

The UWS BSc Environmental Health is the only undergraduate degree course in Scotland to be accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

It 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.

Environmental health is made up of the following specialisms:

  • food safety
  • food standards
  • occupational health & safety
  • public health
  • waste management
  • built environment
  • pollution control

After Year 1 you have the option to progress to degrees in applied bioscience, chemistry, and occupational safety and health as well as environmental health.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS TArfiff points) including 1 science subject
  • A levels: CCD(80 UCAS Tariff points) including 1 science plus GCSE Biology & Chemistry
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H4 H4 H4 including 1 science subject
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points including Biology or Human Biology plus 3 other subjects at Higher Level 
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science BBB including Chemistry or Access to Medicine BBB
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Science subject
  • African WASSCE (WAEC): a pass in 5 subjects (minimum of 3 at Grade B) including Maths and Biology at Grade B
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCC (120 UCAS Tariff points) including 2 science subjects
  • A levels: CCC (96 UCAS Tariff points) including 2 science subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points including 2 science subjects and 3 other subjects at Higher Level
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Science subject
  • BSc degree:Appropriate science subject

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: uwsclearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Need help? Call the Clearing hotline: +44(0)141 849 4101

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we’re here to help!

Lines are open from 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday with extended hours on the dates below. Whilst our lines may be busy during results day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

  • Tuesday 6th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 8th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Friday 9th August – 8.30am-6pm

From Monday 12 August and onwards: 8.45am – 4.45pm

Clearing drop-in sessions

Our clearing drop-in sessions will be taking place simultaneously at both our Paisley and Lanarkshire campuses on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th of August from 3.00 – 6.00pm.

Our student recruitment team and ambassadors will be on-hand to give you advice about your potential study options and what you are eligible to apply for.

If you already have your results, we’ll even be able to take you through your UCAS application if you wish to apply on-the-spot.

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