Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview On this course, you’ll explore the scientific, health and psychosocial factors influencing health and safety in the 21st century. You’ll study current and emerging legal and compliance issues and consider the many factors that influence workplace safety and health, such as legionella, contaminated land and air quality. You’ll learn how to formulate, implement and evaluate safety, health and environmental (SHE) management systems for an organisation, including concepts and techniques of occupational health and safety management. Topics you’ll investigate include the principles and practices of risk management in the workplace, environmental protection and management, and the principal diseases of significance to public health. You’ll develop your knowledge of hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP), major incident contingency plans (MICP), and occupational hygiene management. You’ll consider topics such as benchmarking safety and risk management and assessment of hazards, risks and dangers at work, including processes in the development and management of ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management) standards. As well as studying theory, you’ll have practical sessions. You’ll learn skills in how to identify, evidence and analyse concerns for safety at work, such as assessment and control of occupational risks that arise from exposure to hazards at work including noise levels and extreme working environments. Features and benefits

  • Industrial site visits - You’ll go on visits to specific areas of safety, health and environmental (SHE) and health and wellbeing settings.
  • Practical sessions - You’ll have sessions to help you develop the skills to identify, evidence and analyse concerns for human health.
  • Professional development - Once enrolled on the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for student member status of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for the duration of your studies. When you graduate, you’ll be entitled to register for IOSH graduate member status.
  • Networking events - We host and participate in safety, health and wellbeing industry networking events. Previous events have featured a workshop on creative ideas and stories to address workplace wellbeing and mental health, with guest speakers from Anker and Marsh.

Course details

Assessment method

Assignments include critical reviews of practice and regulation, presentations, practical experiments and data analysis reports, case studies and an independent dissertation.

Professional bodies

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Entry requirements

You will normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a relevant subject or significant proven experience in a relevant field. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.


Fees and funding

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Occupational Safety, Health and Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS