Taught course

Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants from all sectors: public, private and the voluntary & independent sector.

The programme retains an international focus, addressing occupational health, safety and wellbeing issues faced around the world, as well as in Wales and the UK.

Applicants are normally expected to hold an initial degree in a discipline relating to occupational health, safety and wellbeing. However, candidates with other relevant qualifications and experience will be considered if they are able to demonstrate practical and / or contextual knowledge of the basic 'learning objectives' defined within the IOSH Higher Level Qualification Accreditation framework. Candidates may meet this criterion by:

  • A) Demonstrating a minimum of 2 years' experience in a relevant setting.
  • B) Providing evidence of recent completion of cognate degree at a high standard

For candidates who enter via route B) progression to study the later aspects of the programme may be conditional on obtaining relevant additional experience during the taught element of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Developed in accordance with the IOSH Higher Level Qualification Accreditation Framework this programme focuses on the theory and application of the key principles of health, safety and wellbeing management in an occupational setting.

The programme aims to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills, competencies and ability to reflect and learn from their own professional practice. There is a strong emphasis on students' own practice, and students are encouraged to base their studies on the issues and situations they face in their own field.

The aim of the programme is to develop reflective occupational health, safety and wellbeing practitioners able to understand, develop, implement and monitor both, traditional safety concepts and contemporary health and wellbeing strategies and interventions in the context of the 21st century occupational health environment.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Stuart Scott
+44 (0)29 2041 6856