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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, BSc Hons (Top-up)

Knowhow in occupational safety helps to prevent workplace accidents and illness. This top-up degree in occupational safety, health and environment lets you boost your skills by distance learning.

Our occupational safety, health and environment degree addresses the growing demand for qualified and professional safety and hygiene practitioners, particularly those with an understanding of environmental issues. It enables students with an appropriate degree or similar qualification to 'top-up' to a new degree in just two years.

Course materials and tutor support are available online via email, phone and Skype. This makes our course easily accessible for anyone with work or family commitments.

This course is accredited by two professional bodies: the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, which means that you will meet the academic requirements for the institution's chartered membership, and the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

UCAS points

N/A (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

N/A

School

Engineering

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September; January

Fees information

For fee information related to this course, please see fees section below

What you should know about this course

  • This course provides health, safety and hygiene training by distance learning. We offer an accessible route into this growing industry.
  • Access online course materials and support from tutors via e-mail, telephone and Skype.
  • Understand more about the environmental risks caused by work activities and the damage that can be caused by harmful or hazardous substances.
  • Equip yourself with skills in health, safety and environment for career progression in the private and public sectors.
  • 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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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

It is delivered by distance learning on a part time basis with online course materials and support from tutors via email, telephone and Skype. This enables applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to achieve graduate status and gain access to this growing field of employment. The teaching team is composed of Chartered Members of IOSH as well as Fellows of the HEA.

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Entry requirements

If you are

  • An undergraduate (honours) degree in a relevant Science or Engineering subject OR
  • a Diploma, Higher Diploma, HND, Advanced Diploma or Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) fields, with evidence of substantial knowledge, skills and experience.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
  • Please note: Applicants are expected to be working in an appropriate professional field.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Recognition of prior learning is not relevant to this course.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Learning experience

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

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.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days via e-mail, telephone or Skype.

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.

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home N/A TBC £2,312 per 30 credits
International N/A N/A £2,312 per 30 credits

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Trips: Any compulsory field trips are funded by the school. Trips organised by the Architecture team are not compulsory, but you bear the costs if you choose to attend.

Resources: For Architecture, Landscape and Design courses, you will produce portfolios of large format plots plus CNC/3D printed models etc. Costs will vary but could reach £250 a year for printing, £100 for model making, and £50 for visiting the sites.

Software: We provide Adobe software and Lynda.com online video tutorials. You will also have access to Nvivo, SPSS Modeler and SPSS Amos. Any licenses for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

This course does not require a placement. It is part-time and is designed to enable professionals already working in a relevant role to achieve graduate status.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates will be equipped for careers as advisers, managers and officers in health, safety and environment within the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities encourage you to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own 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.

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.

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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 can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.