What will I learn?

Overview

The International Labour Organisation estimate there are over a million work related deaths each year with over 100 million workers affected by accidents or through ill health. Companies are increasingly recognising that the protection of employees is of financial benefit and this degree programme utilises a range of approaches including process safety, behaviour based, management systems and adaptive systems to develop appropriate safety culture. In addition, you will gain the practical skills in environmental assessment that many employers align with health and safety functions.

Why study MSc/PGDip Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management at Middlesex University?

This course has a strong emphasis on practical skills, and you may have the opportunity to work on projects in collaboration with professionals. The University's strong links within the industry and professional bodies mean that this course is highly regarded and well respected internationally. Employers often invite applications from our graduates when they have a vacancy.

As well as gaining an in-depth understanding of your subject, you will also be a competent practitioner who is able to lead health, safety together with environmental improvement in the workplace. You will develop legal, technical and scientific knowledge to enable you to recognise, assess, and problem solve risks. You will understand health and safety in high-risk industries including agriculture, construction, transport, and manufacturing, and will be able to develop an organisation's safety and environmental policy, respond to accidents and improve your negotiation, advocacy, management, leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

All course tutors are practising consultants and have strong links with professional bodies, which ensures that you will be studying the latest developments and practices. Many are also active in research and you will be encouraged to undertake research which will be recognised within the industry.

If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can apply to the PGDip where you study only eight modules, omitting the Dissertation.

Careers

How can the MSc/PGDip Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management support your career?

The need for occupational health professionals has never been greater and this course will equip you for a wide range of roles in areas such as occupational health, occupational hygiene, environmental management, risk management and consultancy, both in the UK and abroad. A very high percentage of our students go into jobs directly related to the course.

You will be encouraged to take up employment opportunities during your studies so you are able to view job roles through the occupational health an safety perspective. We will build on your experiences to embed wider understanding of safety practice. Your tutors, MDXworks and health and safety recruitment consultants will provide training to enhance your employability. The team also work closely with the professional body to link research projects to real world work. Placements and internships are regularly posted on our virtual learning site.

Students can also exit with PGDip awards.

Which department am I in?

Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,333) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022

Venue

Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with NeBOSH Diploma and NeBOSH international Diploma or other relevant qualifications. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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