MSc in Environmental Health

Διεθνές Ινστιτούτο Κύπρου για την Περιβαλλοντική και Δημόσια Υγεία

Διεθνές Ινστιτούτο Κύπρου για την Περιβαλλοντική και Δημόσια Υγεία

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Environmental Health is a fascinating, interdisciplinary field that explores the effects of human exposure to contaminants in the community, home, and workplace and uses this knowledge to improve public health.

The MS program is designed to equip graduates of the program with the skills and knowledge necessary for professional and research careers in environmental health. Environmental health specialists must understand sources of pollution; the physical and chemical processes that govern their fate and transport; the biological processes dictating their intake, uptake, metabolism, elimination, and toxicity; and approaches for sampling, analysis, measurement, and modeling of ambient concentrations, human exposures, and biologically relevant doses. Environmental scientists must also be familiar with the principles of biostatistics, epidemiology, and risk assessment in order to quantify risks and to characterize the state of knowledge and uncertainty underlying these estimates. Finally, they must understand the central concepts of decision analysis and administrative law in order to value health impacts, to assess the consequences of various strategies for reducing human exposures, and to design effective policies and regulations.

The program involves 42.5 credits (68 ECTS) of coursework in the biological sciences; in exposure assessment and environmental science; in the quantitative sciences; and in policy, law, and regulation. The MS experience culminates in a 20-credit (32 ECTS) practicum – in which each student integrates and applies knowledge from these courses to analyze a problem in environmental decision making or regulation. The practicum not only provides experience in quantitative analysis but also gives our graduates experience in writing scientific manuscripts and in preparing and presenting scientific talks. 


The curricula of the MSc in Environmental Health is presented below, organized by discipline:

Quantitative Sciences

  • CII 500 BIOSTATISTICS (5 credits/ 8 ECTS)
  • CII 504 EPIDEMIOLOGY (3.75 credits/ 6 ECTS)
  • CII 507 RISK ASSESSMENT (2.5 credits/ 4 ECTS)
  • CII 606 REGRESSION ANALYSIS (2.5 credits/ 4 ECTS)

Biological Sciences

  • CII 501 BIOLOGICAL BASIS for PUBLIC HEALTH (5.0 credits/ 8 ECTS)
  • CII 511 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (2.5 credits/ 4 ECTS)

Exposure Assessment

  • CII 506 WATER POLLUTION (3.75 credits/ 6 ECTS)
  • CII 508 AIR POLLUTION (3.75 credits/ 6 ECTS)
  • CII 510 EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT (2.5 credits/ 4 ECTS)


  • CII 503 EUR. & INTERNATIONAL ENV. LAW & POLICY (2.5 credits/4 ECTS)
  • CII 580 PRACTICUM in EH (20.0 credits/ 32 ECTS)


Applicants to the program should hold a bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent, including preparation in biology, chemistry and calculus. Successful applicants have come from a variety of fields, including medicine/biology, engineering/physical sciences, public health/environmental sciences, and many others.

Applicants must have an accredited University degree, awarded by an accredited institution in the country where it operates, or a degree evaluated as equivalent to University degree by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS). Undergraduate students that are about to graduate can apply for a master’s programme, considering that they expect to receive their University degree before the commencement of the master’s programme.

Applications should be submitted electronically, using the online application system of the University, Student Portal by the 31st of March 2018. 

However, late applications will be assessed depending on availability in each programme.

The following documents are required to be submitted, with the applications:

  • A copy of a valid passport or Civil ID. 
  • A Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Copies of University degrees or a confirmation letter which states that the candidate is expected to graduate before he/she starts the postgraduate programme.
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • A brief Personal Statement of goals and research interests (approximately 500 words) in which the candidate explains why he/she wishes to pursue a graduate programme at CUT.
  • Proof of English proficiency: Acceptable proofs of knowledge of the English language are G.C.E/ I.G.C.S.E exams, Ο level with a grade of at least C or the English entry test from the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology, ELTS/ IELTS with grade of at least 6.5 or ΤOEFL with grade of at least 580 (paper-based test)/82 (internet-based test). Graduates of an English speaking University will not have to provide proof of English language knowledge. The English proficiency proof may be submitted after the application package and before classes start.
  • Any other certificates and documents, such as samples of relevant academic or professional work (publications, articles, portfolios etc.) according to the internal rules of graduate studies of each Department where the application is submitted.
  • Reference letters are required only for the master’s programmes of the Cyprus International Institute. In this case, the potential candidates are asked to provide the names of two referee who in a position to evaluate their academic and/or professional activities. Reference letters are submitted electronically by the referees using this link here:  

Application Evaluation

The evaluation process is completed by the Graduate Committee of each department between 7-10 working days, if the applicant submits all the required documents. The applicant will be able to monitor the status of his/her application from the Students Online Portal.