Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Management MSc/PGDip

Course Introduction

Overview

A rewarding and ever-developing field, this course will allow you to enable people's welfare and wellbeing at work. From helping to prevent work-related illness and stress to understanding how motivation can impact on health, the course is varied and constantly developing. You'll not only improve the quality of people's lives, but do so in an area where, owing to the very nature of the employer-employee relationship, it can often be hard for individuals to put their health first.

Why study MSc/PGDip Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing 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 and wellbeing 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 wellbeing policy, respond to accident and ill health reporting, 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.

Teaching

How will the MSc/PGDip Occupational Health and Safety and Wellbeing Management be taught?

You will do practical work in the form of workplace visits, risk assessments and laboratory simulations, as well as attending lectures, workshops and seminars. You?ll explore the theory in lectures ? some of which are given by external specialists - and apply it in seminars through group work, discussions and problem-solving exercises based on real-life scenarios. Case study evaluations and discussions with professionals will further consolidate your understanding. In workshops you?ll learn how to use equipment, including occupational hygiene and noise monitoring equipment, and carry out inspections, audits and assessments.

You will also do your own independent study and make use of online learning resources, including professional databases and Health and Safety Executive campaign sites. The Unihub also has interactive exercises, links to external sources of information and podcasts, and a message board for discussions.

Careers

How can the MSc/PGDip Occupational Health and Safety and Wellbeing 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, 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. Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgDip.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,200 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students normally require a 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. 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students normally require a 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. 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 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).