Middlesex University

Occupational Safety and Health Management (Top Up) Middlesex University Degree level: Undergraduate


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The International Labour Organisation estimate there are over a million work related deaths each year with over 100 million workers affected by accidents or through ill health. Every workplace requires effective safety, health and environment management and this course integrates the skills of practical risk appraisal, with problem solving and solution giving, coupled with the communication skills to invoke change.

Why study BSc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Top-up) at Middlesex University?
This specialist degree is tailored towards professionals wishing to gain academic qualifications in this vital area of workplace operations. As a top-up award we build on your previous qualifications (NEBOSH Certificate, Diploma in Higher Education etc) or experience, or a combination of both. Those coming onto this course do so from a huge range of situations and this degree seeks to build on your skill set. Whether you are looking for your first job or are an existing practitioner, this top-up programme will enhance your skills and knowledge.

Your studies will be professionally focused to include regular site visits to our industry partner organisations, consistently blending theory with practice. You will develop expert knowledge in the operational risk management of workplace hazards and learn how successful risk management is driven by educated safety, health and environmental practitioners. Your coursework and learning will be built around practical risk assessment, case studies, and management reports. Once you graduate, you will be able to competently risk appraise safety, hygiene, health and environmental issues and provide suitable solutions. This degree will give you confidence in creating positive workplace cultures surrounding safety, health and environmental management.

Course highlights

We work closely with employers to ensure our degree meets the needs of industry
Practical risk assessment exercises, site visits, and engagement with recruitment agencies specialising in health and safety
Our tutors are respected former health and safety regulators, consultants, and practitioners who maintain their links to practice to ensure current practice informs your studies
You will have access to specialist resources including top of the range equipment and labs for HSE monitoring and assessment
The Faculty of Science and Technology has a reputation for excellence in teaching and consultancy in health, safety and environment
We have excellent graduate employment rates (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey)
This course is equivalent to the final year of a degree (see Entry Requirements)
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Environmental Assessment and Management (15 credits) - Compulsory
Management and Law (15 credits) - Compulsory
Occupational Health, Hygiene and Ergonomics (15 credits) - Compulsory
Risk Management and Occupational Psychology (15 credits) - Compulsory
Toxicology and Science Foundation (15 credits) – Compulsory
Work Place Health and Safety (15 credits) - Compulsory
Research Methods and Project (30 credits) - Compulsory

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B9F0
Institution code M80
Campus name Hendon Campus
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
PTE Academic 51.0 With at least 51 in all components
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

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020 8411 5555

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