About

The MSc Occupational Health and Safety Leadership is a programme for those who have an interest in the management of health and safety at work. The programme presents health and safety leadership within a problem-solving framework and is designed around two central activities: identifying and managing contemporary risks to health and safety; and developing effective leadership strategies. The course is offered on a part-time, flexible learning basis over 24 or 36 months. Face-to-face teaching, tutorials, and workshop-based teaching with experts, are both supported and enhanced by an e-learning environment.

For the course you will require: a personal computer with a word-processing programme; email and internet access; the ability to be organised and work independently; and a willingness to engage in teamwork.

Accreditation

The MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Europe’s professional body for leading health and safety professionals. This confers eligibility for graduate membership leading to chartership with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Course structure

You will complete 120 credits of taught modules plus an empirical research project worth 60 credits, or one major (40 credits) and one minor (20 credits) dissertation on topics relevant to your area of interest in occupational health and safety. The programme is organised in workshop-based modules. These 20 credit modules will be organised over two weeks with face-to-face teaching taking place during weekends and three evenings.

The schedule for the different modules will be published in advance so that you can plan your schedule accordingly. The timetable for taught modules for the year ahead will be published each July. The empirical project will be planned in the final semester of study.

Modules

  • Applied Research Project or Major and Minor Dissertation
  • Occupational Hazards and Risk Management Strategies
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law, Policies and Compliance: International Perspectives
  • Organisations, Management and Leadership
  • Overview of Contemporary Challenges to Safetyand Health
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Problem Solving in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Specialist Issues in Contemporary Safety and Health

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants with a first degree in engineering, ergonomics, medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, safety science and other subjects allied to medicine are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)      
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.

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