MSc/MRes Occupational, Health and Safety Management (in partnership with NEBOSH) at University of Hull - UCAS

University of Hull

Degree level: Postgraduate

MSc/MRes Occupational, Health and Safety Management (in partnership with NEBOSH) (Taught)

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Course summary

These Masters-level programmes in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management have been created to address the important need for up-skilling employees in advanced, specialist topics in health, safety and environmental management. They are the only courses of their kind created with and endorsed by NEBOSH at Masters-level. They offer those already working in industry and holding a NEBOSH diploma or BSc the chance to enhance their skills and techniques. Studying these courses will help students identify and resolve real issues relating to them in their day-to-day roles. This experience is enhanced by the final research-based dissertation. The programmes are completely employer focused, using current employment to evidence achievement, and are studied part-time using e-learning modules to enable study anywhere in the UK or overseas. There are three specific pathways that can be chosen: Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management; Occupational Health and Safety Management or Environmental Management. Each pathway can be studied either as a taught MSc or a more research-focused MRes, making it easier to tailor the course to individual needs and study-styles.


Both the MSc and MRes start with core modules relating to techniques for undertaking research: All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Research Methods (NEBOSH Programmes) This module looks at various methods used to collect and analyse data in research projects. You'll explore the uses, advantages and disadvantages of the methods and choose the most appropriate for your main research project. Literature Review Topics include the purpose of reviewing the literature in research, practicalities of carrying out a literature review and writing a literature review in a suitable format. Designing Research Projects Examine what's required in writing a research proposal. You'll explore how a research problem is formulated, constructing relevant hypotheses, evaluating alternative research methods for suitability and how to create a suitable research design. MSc students then study two core modules of their programme and one optional taught module All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Advanced Health and Safety Risk Management Topics include the content, structure, scope and implementation of ISO 31000:2009 and BS 31100:2011, as well as the role and importance of leadership in health and safety management. Corporate Social Responsibility in Health and Safety Management Study the principles of social responsibility and transparency. And consider the balance between accountability, ethical behaviour, stakeholder interests and the rule of law. You'll also examine customer and supplier relationships, and employment relationships. Optional modules are themed around All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Disaster and Emergency Management Develop an understanding of the potential impact of a disaster on an organisation and methods of managing disasters and emergencies. You'll study historical development, definitions and institutions; law, guidance and sources of information; major incident investigation and public inquiries; and management of disasters and emergencies. Safety Case Production and Assessment Topics studied on this module include the purpose of the safety case, safety analysis techniques, safety case production and safety case structure. Flood Risk Management Explore the different types of flooding, the impact of flooding on people and property, and flood defences such as land use management and sustainable drainage systems, working with natural processes, channel works, banks, barriers, pumping stations and managed realignment of banks.

Assessment method

For MRes students, after completing the modules covering research methodology, the programme is followed by a 12 month 120 credit research project on a workplace-based topic in health, safety and/or environmental management. The online nature of the programme means access to a stable broadband internet connection is required for access to course materials, to communicate with University staff and undertake course assessments.

How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications. If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes. Visit your country page to find out more about entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Either a science or management-based Bachelors degree (2:2) or international equivalent, or at least one of the following: NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Environmental Management NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Environmental Management or equivalent A professional qualification in health and safety management that satisfies the criteria for GradIOSH membership of the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety. Examples include the NCRQ Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety, the City and Guilds National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, The British Safety Council Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. The full list of qualifications accredited by IOSH to GradIOSH standard can be found on the IOSH website. Practitioner membership (PIEMA) of the Institution of Environmental Management and Assessment or higher. Applicants should be practising health, safety and/or environmental professionals or be employed within an industrial or commercial environment and able to show that they can undertake health, safety and environmental based assignments and a research project at their workplace. Application deadli

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 overall, 5.5 in each skill

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £1285 Credit
EU £6000 Year 1
England £1285 Credit
Northern Ireland £1285 Credit
Scotland £1285 Credit
Wales £1285 Credit
Channel Islands £1285 Credit
International £6000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fees are paid at the start of each year of these 2 year courses and the fees stated above are for the first year only. Fees can change from year to year so the fee for the second year may be higher than that for the first year. All fees are subject to change.
MSc/MRes Occupational, Health and Safety Management (in partnership with NEBOSH) at University of Hull - UCAS