Taught course

Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

Middlesex University · School of Health and Education

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

A rewarding and ever-developing field, occupational health and safety involves ensuring that people’s welfare and wellbeing at work is taken care of. Fromhelping to prevent work-related illness and stress to understanding how motivation can impact on health, the work is varied and constantly developing. It allows you not only to improve the quality of people’s lives, but to do so in an area where, owing to the very nature of the employer-employee relationship, it can often be hard for individuals to put their health first.

Why study MSc Occupational Health at Middlesex?

Our links with industry and professional bodies are second to none– the course has a strong emphasis on practical skills, and you’ll work on projects in collaboration with professionals. Course leaders Dr Alan Page, a chartered environmental health practitioner, and Paul D’Arcy, a former environmental health inspector with the armed forces, are held in very high regard within the industry. Hencethe course ishugely well-respected internationally –employers often contact us to invite applications from our graduates when they have a vacancy.

Our students carry out important research which is recognised within the industry. In September 2013, Joy Ofremru presented research into the dangers of biomass burners at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s World Environmental Health Day conference – the institute even part-funded the research. RedLoop, the university’s design and innovation centre, has been working on a World Health Organisation-led project to design an alternative source of fuel using sawdust.

Course highlights
  • All the course tutors are practising consultants, which ensures that the syllabus is based on the very latest knowledge and practice.Many are active in research too.
  • The courseis accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, which means you can become a graduate member of the institution when you complete the course, and can then gain chartered membership after two years’ professional development.
  • Through us you’ll have access to the Barbour Index, the UK’s leading source of health and safety information,including statistics, information on legislation changes and training guides.
  • Our excellent facilities include a specialist environmental and occupational safety laboratory where you’ll carry out practical assessments, as well as specialist monitoring and other equipment.
  • You can start your studies in either September or January.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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