Environment and Health & Safety
What is Environment and Health and Safety?
The environment is one of the major challenges that face the world in the 21st century. If you want to take action and lead change, then come to Sunderland.
Our environmental technology programmes will give you the skills and experience needed to meet the challenges posed by new technologies in the fields of renewable energy, water resources management, and waste and pollution control.
Whether you choose to work in the public or the private sector, the unique blend of practical and theoretical training across the spectrum of environmental themes will see you well-placed in the job market.
Why Sunderland for Environment and Health and Safety?
- 'World leading' research
- Practical learning with placements and fieldwork
- Personal tutoring
Employability is a key element of our Environment and Health and Safety courses. Day and residential fieldwork is a key part of courses, and fieldwork destinations currently include Barcelona and Morocco.
Skills you will develop include assessment and management in in environmental topics such as laboratory sample analysis and field survey, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), carbon footprint evaluation, GIS, data analysis and report writing.
Teaching is underpinned by the University's prestigious research and consultancy units. These include the Centre for Environmental Informatics, the Air Quality Research Group, and the Renewable Energy Centre.
Our students benefit from a supportive learning environment where they are taught by a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff, many with established reputations in research and consultancy. Students have easy access to staff and are supported through a personal tutoring system.
Environment and Health & Safety graduate stories
Stuart Benette graduated with an MSc in Environmental Management.
As part of his postgraduate studies, Stuart went on a placement with one of the UK's leading Environmental and Engineering consultancies, who offered him a job after just three weeks.
He now specialises in environmental noise and acoustic monitoring, modelling and reporting for a range of residential and commercial developments.