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The on-campus version of the MSc Environment, Health and Safety will give you access to face-to-face teaching and to the facilities in the recently revamped Sciences Complex. You will be taught by staff who are research-active in both environment and health and safety (EHS). You will study modules including hazard identification, evaluation and management, research and professional practice and a 12-week research project.
This course also includes an eight-week placement for all students. This allows you to apply your new skills and knowledge in the workplace. The placements can be extended by a further 12 weeks and many have led to job offers.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, group activities, guest speakers and site visits. We will provide you with additional support for your studies, at postgraduate level, through a period of extended induction and the professional practice and skills module.
Assessment is mainly through coursework and the research project.
This course is also delivered via distance learning, see PgD/MSc Environment, Health and Safety.
Gain an introduction to EHS including the drivers for change, legislation, topical issues, and identification of hazards together with an introduction to the legislative framework and management systems.
Cover a range of techniques that can be used to assess the risk to both the environment and employee health and safety of a range of hazards.
Study the means by which EHS risks can be managed together with an evaluation of the effectiveness of the means chosen. Communication of hazards and their associated risks will also form a key part of this module.
Undertake a research project where you will research and design a piece of primary research. Negotiate a topic that reflects your personal interests and career aspirations as well as our supervisory expertise.
Focus on data analysis, research skills and professional practice covering a range of research skills. It will also include a range of professional practice skills to meet the requirements of the IOSH core curriculum as well as the requirements of employers.
This is similar to the option above but you will undertake a placement rather than a dissertation.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Employers in the Health and Safety sector increasingly expect candidates to be members of professional bodies such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Our course is accredited by IOSH and provides the basis for graduate membership. Further information is available on the IOSH website.
A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.
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