Environmental Health

Course details


Lanarkshire (Years 1 & 2) & Paisley (Year 3)



Start Date

September 2020


BSc (Hons)

About the course

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

This programme has been developed with input from industry experts, local authorities and the Association 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 programme will provide you with an underpinning of the basic sciences and environmental health before allowing you to focus on specialist subjects of your choice.

  • This programme provides a direct pathway to allow you to become a professional Environmental Health Officer (EHO).
  • After Year 1 there’s the option to progress to degrees in applied bioscience, chemistry, occupational health and safety and environmental health.
  • This is the only programme of its kind available in Scotland that is accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) and the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).

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

Scotland & EU/EEA

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

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: BCC (69 UCAS TArfiff points) including 1 science subject
  • A levels: CD (56 UCAS Tariff points) including 1 science
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H4 H4 H4 including 1 science subject
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points, 3@Higher, including 1 science
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science BBB including Chemistry or Access to Medicine BBB or Access to Chemical & Life Sciences BBB or Access to Health & Life Sciences BBB
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Science subject
  • 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 at Higher Level
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Science subject
  • BSc degree:Appropriate science subject
  • Environmental Health Diploma (Seychelles) will be considered on an individual basis

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: clearing@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.

Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at clearing@uws.ac.uk

Clearing 2020

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