Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Please contact Admissions for details of accepted entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills for those interested in a career in the growing and increasingly integrated fields of Safety, Health and Environmental Management. The programme is also available in part time mode for those working in related fields who would like to further develop their skills or gain professional accreditation. With risk management as an underpinning theme, this programme explores approaches to the management of legal and wider sustainability challenges collectively faced by organisations in the 21st century. Following the taught component, which makes up the Postgraduate Diploma, there is an opportunity to undertake a research or work based project to attain a full master’s award.

Accreditation of the programme is being sought from widely recognised professional bodies with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) for the environmental components and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for the occupational health and safety components. In addition to gaining the University award, the student will be able to proceed to gain recognition of professional competency from the relevant organisation(s).

What you will study

  • Environmental Protection and Health
  • Risk Management
  • Law and Compliance
  • Environmental Management in Practice
  • Managing for Health and Safety
  • Research Methods and Project Management
  • Research or Work Based Dissertation

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

0191 227 4453