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 students 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 eight taught modules complemented by a research dissertation. Within the full-time course five modules are compulsory with three studied in semester 1 and the remaining two in semester 2. The remaining three modules are optional and you can choose one module in semester 1 and two modules 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 four core modules. Year 2 involves the study of one core and three optional modules.
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
Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
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 and EU students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.
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 is a strong emphasis on students discussing and exchanging their own professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers.
Research & Professional Practice (30 credits)
Project & Learning portfolio (100%)
Risk: Perception & Management (30 credits)
Literature review (30%); Case study portfolio (70%)
Techniques for Environmental Assessment and Management (30 credits)
Case study analysis (50%); Environmental Management Project (50%) ·
Control of Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases (optional) (30 credits)
Production of health education material (50%); Briefing report (50%) ·
Management of Occupational Health and Safety (optional) (30 credits)
Case study development of strategy (50%); seen examination (50%)
Research protocol (15%); dissertation (85%)
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 and consultants working in fields as diverse as facilities management, construction, 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 the Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group which organises seminars and provides networking opportunities.
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||£992 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
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There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section