UWS Clearing

Environmental Health with Professional Practice


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time


September 2023


About the course

Take your first steps in your career as a professional environmental health officer with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Environmental Health with Professional Practice.

This degree has been developed with input from industry experts, local authorities and the Society of Chief Environmental Health Officers in Scotland.

You’ll explore how the natural and built environment impacts on human health and learn how to keep people safe and healthy using science, technology, law and professional practice.

This degree will provide you with an underpinning of the basic sciences and environmental health before allowing you to focus on specialist subjects of your choice.


  • The BSc (Hons) Environmental Health with Professional Practice provides a direct pathway for you to become a professional Environmental Health Officer (EHO), by combining both the academic and professional practice requirements of training into the undergraduate degree, leaving students, upon completion of the degree, ready to sit the REHIS Professional Exams.
  • This degree is unique within the UK. Nowhere else in the UK has the academic and professional practice in local authority elements of training being incorporated into one seamless learning experience. We are proud to be accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland and provision of this course resides exclusively in UWS.

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


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3 @ HL) including HL Biology or Human Biology
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Medicine or Access to Science or Access to Biological & Chemical Science or Access to Chemistry & Biology or Access to Health & Biological Science or Access to Dietetics or Access to Health & Life Sciences or Access to Radiography, all must contain Grades BBB
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Science subject

All applications to Year 2 are considered on an individual basis.

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCC (120 UCAS Tariff points) including 2 science subjects
  • A levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points including HL Biology and OL Chemistry
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Environmental Health-based subject*

* HND applications will have their transcripts assessed by the REHIS to assess compatible study and learning outcomes.

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

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.

Enquire about this course

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

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


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