MSc Occupational Health and Safety Leadership

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Course Overview
Masters (Coursework)
Tuition Fees
RM 48,600/ Programme (for Malaysian students)
1-2 years full-time; 2-4 years part-time
Prior Study
Bachelor honours degree
Study Field


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 programme is offered on a part-time, flexible learning basis over 24 or 36 months. Face-to-face teaching and tutorials, and workshop-based teaching with experts, are both supported and enhanced by an e-learning environment. For the programme you will require: a personal computer with a word-processing programme; email and internet; the ability to be organised and work independently; and a willingness to engage in teamwork.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

Department of Applied Psychology

Programme 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.


Typical core 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 Safety and 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. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. 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.

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)
MUET: Band 4

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