Occupational and Environmental Public Health


​​​​​​​​​​​​1 degree, 5 potential careers. ​Watch our BSc Environmental Health video to find out more.


Public Protection has a long history of providing programmes of study that produce professionals within the fields of environmental health, health and safety and environmental protection.

The staff within Public Protection are actively engaged in research in a wide range of disciplines including occupational health and safety, waste management, risk taking behaviour, food safety and metrology

The Centre for Health, Safety and Environment is a thriving research and enterprise unit which delivers training, consultancy and applied research projects that assist public and private sector organisations in a range of disciplines.




The ability to effectively undertake the practical elements of our programmes is of key importance to us and employers and assists in producing competent graduates. Our dedicated laboratory facilities have extensive and contemporary facilities to service areas of the curriculum including metrology, microbiology, environmental chemistry, environmental and occupational monitoring and food safety.


Our academic team include researchers who are internationally recognised in their fields of expertise and we have a healthy and expanding body of research students.

The focus of our research activities are applied in nature and designed to influence and support public, private and overseas organisations. These activities greatly enhance and inform curriculum development and delivery.

Key areas of activity include:

  • Air pollution and health,
  • Occupational health and safety,
  • Psychological factors influencing the perception of and response to risk,
  • Metrology
  • Food safety


At Cardiff Metropolitan University, we have a wealth of professional experience in consultancy, research and training to assist your organisation's operations. We can also assist with the assessment and management of the potential occupational health risks and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you.

Services currently include:

  • Health and safety policy documentation, preparation and audit
  • Risk assessments
  • Occupational and environmental noise surveys
  • Occupational and environmental monitoring
  • Assistance with legal compliance
  • Monitoring for bioaerosols
  • Lung function testing
  • Allergy / sensitisation tests
  • Dust exposure
  • General health surveillance

Or we can offer a bespoke suite of testing/training relevant to your specific requirements.

 For a list of our current short courses click here.

Staff Profiles

Graduate Profiles

Click here​ to find our more about the range of careers our graduates have secured​ through studying the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health degree at Cardiff Met.