Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Environment Work, Health and Organisations
Start Dates(s): September; January
MSc (one year full-time or up to three years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,380
International - £13,500
- Satisfies the academic requirements for Graduate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
- Opportunities to work with private, public and third sector organisations improving your career prospects
- Benefit from lectures from specialist speakers employed in the sector, bringing real-world examples and practice based learning
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
This internationally recognised course has been designed to meet the educational needs created by the ever-increasing challenges facing occupational health and safety practitioners. Modules have been designed to enable development of the intellectual analytical skills appropriate for health and safety professionals in the 21st century, and address the risks of disease injury and the design and manufacture of work equipment and systems.
Designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking occupational safety and health-related employment, as well as to meet continuing professional development needs; this course is recognised by ISOH as satisfying the academic requirements for graduate membership.
At the University of Salford, much emphasis is placed upon the development of professional skills and capabilities. Your employability is developed through project work with external clients and through opportunities to work on specific business problems as part of your dissertation. In addition, academics from this course have links with safety, health and environment professionals through the Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group which organises seminars and provides networking opportunities, allowing you to build relationships with professionals from a similar background .
This course seeks to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the strategic development and implementation of policy initiatives within industry. Our Occupational Health and Safety alumni are actively employed in various sectors both in the UK and overseas. Previous graduates have progressed into careers within the public and private sector, including in consultancy, regulatory bodies, the oil and gas industry, construction, education and the health service.
The contextualised learning approach on this MSc programme makes the course. It's not all about text books and theory, it's how health and safety can be applied in the real world and on the ground - this course helps students to put their learning into practice, with project placements also used to make learning more enjoyable and 'real'. One of the main things that my time at Salford taught me and that I call upon every day is that we in safety should be enablers, looking for ways to get things done - not reasons to stop.
MSc Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing
This course involves engagement with a number of ideas drawn from law, economics and the social and physical sciences which are of relevance to the theory and practice of occupational safety, health and well-being. Modules address existing and emerging challenges and review contemporary management and regulatory systems designed to reduce risks.
A feature of this course is applied learning and an emphasis on authentic, experimental problem based learning ensuring that students learn from their experiences while they are supported in reviewing the progress of their own learning.
For the MSc, the full-time and part-time routes comprise three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively.
This course comprises four taught core modules complemented by a research dissertation.
For part-time students, the taught components span two academic years each consisting of two semesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of two core modules, delivered throughout the year. Year 2 involves the study of one core module in semester one and one in semester two. During your third year of the course you will complete a dissertation.