Taught course

Occupational Health Safety and Environment

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject or significant proven experience in a relevant field. International Students, please see www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this one-year 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 HAZOP (hazard and operability analysis), 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This MSc is an accredited programme with the Institution of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment and entitles successful graduates to Graduate Member status.

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969