MSc (one year full time or up to three years part-time)
MSc (16 months full time or up to three years part-time)
The course aims to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice.
The successful completion of this course will enable you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to SHE.
The course content reflects the growing trend of companies combining their environmental protection and health and safety functions.
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 environmental regulation and occupational health.
The modules have been designed to enable development of the intellectual and analytical skills appropriate for health, safety and environment professionals in the 21st Century.
Modules address the exiting and emerging challenges and review contemporary management and regulatory systems designed to reduce risk.
A feature of the course is applied learning and an emphasis on contextualising study.
The course comprises of four taught modules complemented by a research dissertation. Three modules are compulsory with two studied in semester 1 and the remaining one in semester 2. The remaining module is optional and you can choose one module in semester 2 from the available options.
For part-time students the taught components spans two academic years each consisting of two semesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of two core modules. Year 2 involves the study of one core and one optional module.
This course has both full-time and part-time routes which comprises three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively:
Semester 1 - September to February
Semester 2 - February to June
Semester 3 - June to September
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken english, you might be interested in our English Language courses. International Students - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an
ATAS by checking the FCO website at
https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS
code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an
application. If you cannot find it please contact International
Conversion team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries
relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.atas.fco.gov.uk/
This course is for safety, health and environmental practitioners, risk managers and enforcement officers who want to deepen their subject knowledge and enhance their career prospects, as well as people looking to train in the field of safety, health and environment.
This course is for you if you are wishing to develop your career within the safety, health and environment field to a high level of attainment and seniority.
This course involves lectures, case studies, assignments and seminars. There are site visits to contextualize learning and there is a strong emphasis on students discussing and exchanging their own professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers.
Carole Conroy MCIEH, CMIOSH, FHEA, Course Leader
Interests include risk perception, ergonomics and safety management.
Graduates of this course have found positions as safety, health and environmental managers in business, as environmental regulators and as SHE managers, safety consultancy and training working in fields as diverse as facilities management, construction and demolition, utilities, the civil service and engineering.
This course is designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking health, safety and environment-related employment, and to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector.
This course seeks to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the strategic development and implementation of policy initiatives within the industry.
This course emphasises the development of professional skills and capabilities. Employability of graduates is developed through project work with external clients and through opportunities to work on specific business problem for the dissertation component. You are encouraged to undertake voluntary work for which assistance is provided through personal development planning (PDP).
A feature of the course is applied learning and input from visiting practitioners from industry. External expert sessions add value to the vocationally oriented course. Honorary visiting professors make particularly interesting contributions and bring leading edge practice to the learning environment.
The course has links with the network of safety, health and environment professionals in the locally through Safety Groups UK which organises seminars and provides networking opportunities.
The Careers & Employability Service at Salford offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate students to enhance their job prospects. Your studies can help you secure your future and our specialist careers and employability team offer a range of services in addition to what you gain through your course that will assist you during your time with us and after graduation. Assistance includes career development workshops, industry insight days, CV and application checking alongside access to a database of thousands of opportunities from employers many of whom specifically contact the University to recruit Salford Graduates.
After completion of this course you may wish to specialise in a chosen subject area in one of the School’s two main research centres: Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre (EER) or Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,012 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
The School is home to state-of-the-art laboratories with dedicated research labs for your research project.