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Co-accredited with MINES ParisTech
A new Program, the only one of its kind in France, to meet the need for the integration of environmental health in the sustainable development policies of industrial groups, organisations and local authorities
The program is aimed at professionals and young postgraduates with a Master’s degree who wish to acquire interdisciplinary skills in environmental health and sustainable development issues faced by the state and business.
It is a Program of excellence accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles provided by two major engineering schools.
- Program description
- Frequently asked questions
One of the main concerns of our society is to implement a sustainable development policy covering environmental and human health.
This implies the deployment of political and managerial strategies, by the state and by businesses, to integrate the different aspects of development which involve many complex interactions that sometimes work in synergy and sometimes conflict with each other.
The ability to understand these aspects in an integrated, interdisciplinary manner requires the development of new skills that the EHESP and MINES ParisTech can provide through this new Post-Master.
The program will provide students with a firm grounding in environmental health and methodology, enabling them to:
- Play a role in drawing up state or business projects by providing an overall view of the issues at stake.
- Provide consultancy for strategic policy-making for major industrial groups or state institutions taking account of health, environmental and economic factors.
- Develop and use tools for social and ethical evaluation and regulation.
The program combines academic work and a practical work placement and lasts 12 months.
An academic program (45 ECTS) with five modules (about 530 hours)
- Basics of environmental health
- Major environmental issues and their impact on the environment and consequences on health
- Environmental health in industrial strategies
- Environmental health in planning and development
- International social and ethical rules and regulations
Teaching is based largely on dynamic approaches combining case studies, role-playing, group work, field and study trips. Teaching is provided by lecturers from both institutions as well as by many recognised external experts.
Programs will be given in French (except for some conferences)
The program will be held in Paris
Placement and thesis (30 ECTS)
Students will spend some time in a public or private institution working on a subject that is related to environmental and sustainable development issues. During this mission, and while writing their thesis, students will be supervised by experts from the EHESP or MINES ParisTech. The thesis will be a tool for reflection for the host establishment but may also contribute to defining future lines of research.
Organisation of the Post-Master in Health and Environment
Length of program
Defence of thesis
|12 months||2 weeks per month from September to June||5 months (*)||Nov. after the 12 month program|
(*) The placement can either alternate with the student’s normal work as agreed with the host establishment or be carried out for 5 consecutive months after the academic part of the program.
The Post-Master in Health and Environment is open to post-graduates who have a Master’s degree or equivalent (Bac+5 years) or managerial personnel already in employment (Bac + 4 years and at least 3 years- professional experience).
Applicants will be selected on their motivation, their plans for their proposed career and their previous experience. The program is aimed in particular at:
- managers in design offices or public institutions who have to deal with environmental health problems and, more widely, sustainable development
- young post-graduates who wish to gain interdisciplinary skills on environmental health and sustainable development at state and business level
- professionals who wish to move into a rapidly expanding domain
The Post-Master in Health and Environment Program is open to foreign applicants (see Eligibility requirements). Tuition is given in French.
Full details about the minimum language requirements to take the Post-Master in Health and Environment Program at the EHESP, on funding your studies and the French and European university system can be found under International Programs.
You’re planning to spend six months or a year in Rennes or you are coming to Rennes soon? Rennes International Mobility Centre is there to provide assistance before, during and after your stay.
There is an increasing demand for skills in this field.
By the end of the program, students will be able to play a role in drawing up state or business projects by providing an overall view of the issues at stake. They will also be able to provide consultancy for strategic policy-making for major industrial groups or state institutions taking account of health, environmental and economic factors.
The Master degree will qualify graduates for posts, oriented towards decision-making, in highly diverse fields, such as:
- Consultancy on the environmental health impact of land development projects
- Sustainable development manager
- Health, safety and environment management in industry, hospitals, etc.
- Management of planning or state or industrial projects, etc.
They concern a vast number of organisations in the private and public sectors such as major industrial groups, design offices (water, environment, town planning, etc), government ministries, in particular environmental health officers, local authorities (regional, departmental, large conurbations, etc), state agencies and establishments: waterboards, INERIS, InVS, ANSES, etc, research organisations (laboratories, universities, etc), international organisations: WHO, Unicef, PNUD, European Union, NGOs, etc.
Successful students will be awarded the POST-MASTER DIPLOMA, accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) in “Health and Environment: issues for the state and business” issued jointly by the EHESP and MINES ParisTech.
Applications for 2013-2014 academic year are now open!
If you wish to apply, follow the steps
The program fee is €10 000.
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Anne ROUE LE GALL and Jean-Luc POTELON, senior lecturers at the EHESP
Jasha OOSTERBAAN, senior lecturer at the MINES ParisTech