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Postgraduate prospectus

Safety, Health and Environment, MSc

This Master’s in Safety, Health and Environment covers all aspects of occupational safety, health and environment, with emphasis on learning and research.

This distance-learning course teaches you to help prevent accidents, ill health and other losses arising from work and work activities. Safety professionals are increasingly responsible for environment-related issues, and this is reflected in the topics studied in this MSc Safety, Health and Environment.

We aim to help you develop research and analytical skills, and to gain a wider and more in-depth understanding of occupational health theory and practice. By studying critical thinking, you gain the necessary skills for the rest of the course. Growing concern about climate change also informs our approach to environmental issues in the workplace.

This course is accredited by two professional bodies: the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as well as the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

School

Engineering

Duration

  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September; January

Home/international fees

* January 2024 starters pay the 2023/24 fees.

2023/24 fees

What you should know about this course

  • You study via distance learning with an assigned personal tutor. We will provide you with study guides and you have full remote access to all library resources.
  • We’ll also invite you to our learning centres at the start of the autumn and spring terms, so you can meet other students and speak to tutors.
  • The course will develop your research and analytical skills and give you a broad and in-depth understanding of occupational health, safety and environment theory and practice.
  • It is aimed at people working in all sectors, and will suit anyone wishing to become a health and safety manager or anyone in a management role who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.
  • This course is accredited by two professional bodies: the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as well as the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our distance-learning Master's in Occupational Hygiene, which enables you to achieve Graduate IOSH status and find opportunities in a growing field of employment. The course leader is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a Fellow of the HEA.

Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a good honours degree 2:2 or above or in Business, Health, HR or a science or engineering subject.

We will also consider appropriate Health and Safety Level 6 qualifications, or professional qualifications with relevant experience, or other qualifications equivalent to the above.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

You should also be working in, or wish to work in, the general field of occupational health and safety.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Learning experience

The course is available by distance learning, so learning takes place through self-study. We provide study guides and electronic sources via methods including email, telephone and Skype. We'll also invite you to study schools in September and January to meet tutors and other students.

Class sizes

This course is offered by distance learning and the intake can vary.

Independent learning

We encourage you to apply for membership of BOHS or IOSH and to attend monthly meetings at the branch closest to where you live.

Overall workload

If you are studying part time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a part - time job (approx. 18-20 hours per week in total).

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 20 credits. These represent around 200 study hours respectively.

Assessment

Each course has two formal summative assessments which count towards your final grade approximately 6 and 12 weeks into term.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2023/24 fees *

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2024 starters pay the 2023/24 fees.

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body will incur further costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The course can greatly enhance your international career opportunities. Nearly all who study it aim to improve on their current roles (on joining) and see the the course as a means to change careers.

Both public and private sectors are in need of highly qualified professional people, so this course provides a good opportunity for personal and career development.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a dedicated employability team for students to consult about specific opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

All students on Built Environment courses with us get access to Microsoft Project and RICS BCIS online.

As a master's student with us, you will be a member of a larger creative community. Additionally, joining societies such as RICS will help you network and can build skills and present new opportunities.

We also provide pastoral support throughout your studies with us. Students have a personal tutor and access to training in study skills, dissertation preparation, methods and ethics and have access to advice on employability and careers.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.