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MSc Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

Manchester Metropolitan University
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Manchester
English
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Manchester Metropolitan University

About this program

MSc Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

On this course, you’ll explore the scientific, health and psychosocial factors influencing health and safety in the 21st century.

You’ll study current and emerging legal and compliance issues, and consider the many factors that influence workplace safety and health, such as legionella, contaminated land and air quality.

You’ll learn how to formulate, implement and evaluate safety, health and environmental (SHE) management systems for an organisation, including concepts and techniques of occupational health and safety management.

Topics you’ll investigate include the principles and practices of risk management in the workplace, environmental protection and management, and the principal diseases of significance to public health.

You’ll develop your knowledge of hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP), major incident contingency plans (MICP), and occupational hygiene management. You’ll consider topics such as benchmarking safety and risk management and assessment of hazards, risks and dangers at work, including processes in the development and management of ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management) standards.

As well as studying theory, you’ll have practical sessions. You’ll learn skills in how to identify, evidence and analyse concerns for safety at work, such as assessment and control of occupational risks that arise from exposure to hazards at work including noise levels and extreme working environments.

***Please note that we are not currently accepting applications for this course, but please continue to check this page for updates as we are currently finalising our courses for 2023 entry. It is our hope to have this completed by late June or early July. We thank you for your understanding.***

Admission requirements

You will normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a relevant subject or significant proven experience in a relevant field.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Over the duration of this course, you'll cover the following core units:

  • Principles in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Hygiene Management
  • SHE Management and International Quality Standards
  • Risk Perception and Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Applied Sciences for Public Health
  • Dissertation and Research Methods

Scholarships & funding

Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition

Postgraduate taught courses

If we classify you as an EU or Non-EU International student, you will normally pay between £16,500 and £18,000.

Part-time fee: £1834 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Qualification

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.

Career paths

As a graduate, you’ll use your practical skills and academic knowledge to help ensure compliance with safety legislation and safety policies in a wide range of organisations, from large scale industries to small businesses.

You could develop your career in industries such as oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, or in relevant government departments.

Roles include occupational health and safety managers across all industry sectors, health and safety advisors, HSE auditors, and consultants.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) is ranked 56th in the UK* demonstrating its commitment to providing excellent teaching and research. It has a proud history dating back to 1824 and is also one of the largest universities in the UK...


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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University

1. Ranked 56th University in the UK. 
2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
6. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
7. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
8. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
9. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
United Kingdom

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You can unsubscribe by using links at the bottom of our communications or by contacting international@mmu.ac.uk. For further information about our use of your personal data and your data subject rights, please see our Enquirers and Prospective Student Privacy Notice: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/privacy-notices/enquirers-prospective-students/

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