Taught course

Occupational Health Safety and Environment

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

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a relevant subject or significant proven experience in a relevant field.

Others with field experience and professional qualification are also encouraged to apply.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry


Course content

On this 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 workplace risk assessment, hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP), major incident contingency plans (MICP), pollution exposure assessment and environment 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 seminar 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.

Information for international students

We provide further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding options, please visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this 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

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969