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Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management MSc




What will I learn?

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 theoretical skills in environmental assessment that many employers align with health and safety functions.

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

This course has an emphasis on developing professional skills and is delivered by a mix of academics with a practice background and practitioners working in industry. The University's strong links within the industry and professional bodies mean that this long standing course is well respected internationally.

For those of you with appropriate experience, the programme will help generate a greater understanding of your subject and allow you to become a competent practitioner who is able to influence health, safety, and environmental improvement in the workplace.

For those new to OH&S and working in organisations it prepares you for appropriate entry-level roles. You will develop legal, technical, and scientific knowledge to enable you to recognise, assess, and problem solves risks. You will gain insight into health and safety in a variety of 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 that will be recognised within the industry.


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

The need for health professionals has never been greater. 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 seek and take up employment opportunities during your studies to view job roles from the occupational health and safety perspective. We will build on your experiences to embed a more comprehensive understanding of safety practice.


Which department am I in?

Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 18,411) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2023


Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,


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

We normally require a relevant second class honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent. We accept awards from a wide range of subjects including medicine, nursing, social science, education or law. A ‘pass’ in an appropriate mathematics Level 2 qualification is recommended as is a previous H&S qualification and/or work experience 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; We recommend students have some prior experience and understanding of the world of work and an interest in different industries. You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). TOEFL (IBT): 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

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


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