Safety, Health and Environment
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)
MSc (16 months full time or up to three years part-time)
Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,380
International - £13,500
- Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
- Vocational orientation and substantial input from professional practitioners
- Interdisciplinary and flexible study
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
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. Within the full-time course 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.
Full-time study option:
Part-time study option:
Year 1, Semester 1
- Risk: Perception and Management (30 credits)
Year 1, Semester 2
- Research and Professional Practice (30 credits)
Year 2, Semester 1
- Techniques for Environmental Assessment (30 credits)
Year 2, Semester 2
- Control of Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases (30 credits)
- Management of Occupational Health and Safety (30 credits)
Year 3, Semesters 1 and 2
- Dissertation (60 credits)