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, and 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 - enhanced by the final dissertation, which is written on a research project from their own work. 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-focused MSc or more research-focused MRes making it easier to tailor the course to individual needs and study-styles.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Both the MSc and MRes start with core modules relating to techniques for undertaking research: 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.
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
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.
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 athttps://www.iosh.co.uk/Membership/About-membership/Qualifications.aspx. 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.
English language requirements
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 English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
Fees and funding
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