Taught course

Occupational Health Safety and Environment

Manchester Metropolitan University · Hollings Faculty

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been designed to benefit those who currently work in, or aspire to work in, a variety of industries which are subject to increasing legislation around the areas of health, safety and the environment. Industries including food safety, food retail, hospitality, events management, regulatory enforcement and compliance, litigation and independent consultancy services.

The aim of UK government and European legislation is to ensure continuous improvement year on year in healthy and safe working practices. An estimated 1.2 million people who worked in 2010/11 reported suffering from a work-related illness and businesses are affected considerably by work related illness, particularly stress, musculoskeletal disorders, hearing loss and skin disease. Therefore there is a demand for qualified individuals who can make a significant impact in the workplace environment on the health and safety of employees.

This course will provide access to a wide variety of careers in areas related to health, safety and the environment

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities in this area are significant, particularly given the development of regulatory autonomy models, and the wide ranging civil and criminal aspects of the law in this area. Graduates could progress to successful careers in roles related to occupational safety and health, environmental protection, in private and public sector organisations.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969