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Course starts: 14 October 2019Apply now
Many organisations have realised that they should take a proactive approach to wellness, rather than focusing on illness and absence management and integrate wellbeing into the wider health and safety agenda. You will study health and safety regulation and legislation, communication, management tools, risk assessment, control and mitigation for a range of workplace hazards typical in most industries and organisations.
This course is accredited with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) which can form the basis of graduate membership (GradIOSH).
This course is also delivered online, please see PgD/MSc Workplace Wellbeing, Health and Safety.
Teaching will involve lectures, seminars, groupwork and one-to-one sessions with your personal tutor. All students will engage in a period of extended induction to develop the academic skills required to be successful at MSc level study. Learning will take place following the plan-do-check-act cycle adopted for the implementation of management systems in a business.
Assessment is mainly through coursework and the research project.
Gain an introduction to the planning stage and cover general HSW drivers, legislation and management systems issues/hazards together with an introduction to the legislative framework and management systems.
Study the ‘do and check’ stage of the management system cycle and cover a range of methods that can be used to identify and evaluate HSW hazards and risks in the workplace. Evaluate the methods available to monitor HSW and minimise risk further. Explore the communication of the ‘act’ step both to the workforce and the wider population.
Explore contemporary health improvement theory and practice in order to unpick the complexities of health behaviour and how an organisation can apply these concepts within a workplace context to improvement workplace wellbeing as well as influence the wider public health agenda.
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.
We usually require applicants to hold an undergraduate degree with a classification of 2:2 or above, in any subject. Applicants who have relevant experience and who can demonstrate their suitability for the course should contact the programme leader to discuss any potential application.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
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.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.
All employers have a duty to address the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees. This has created a need for skilled health, safety and wellbeing managers. This course has been developed to fill this skills gap.
Graduates of this course will gain the knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in this increasingly topical area.
Those with experience in health and safety will gain the knowledge needed to enable them to move into the area of wellbeing. Those with a general business background will develop the specialist skills and knowledge needed to work in the field of health and safety.
There are also employment opportunities working for consultants or health and safety regulatory bodies.
Job opportunities in workplace wellbeing will only continue to grow as more employers realise the importance of taking a proactive approach in this area. Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer of Thames Water emphasises the point: “The importance of having an effective health and wellbeing strategy should never be underestimated. An organisation should understand the risk and needs of its people to ensure a supporting framework can be implemented that creates a culture of care, improves physical and psychological health leading to increased job satisfaction and productivity.
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