Taught course

Occupational Medicine

The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

We require a medical degree from an approved institution. No experience in occupational medicine is necessary.

Months of entry

April, October

Course content

Our online blended learning MSc Occupational Medicine course will equip you with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to work in occupational health, culminating in an academic qualification.

The course is aimed at GPs who want to gain an academic qualification in occupational medicine and doctors already working in the field, including those in specialist training posts and those undertaking the CESR route, who want to prepare for professional exams with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).

The course is also suitable for doctors in other disciplines who have an interest in occupational medicine.

In the taught component of the course, the emphasis is on acquiring a thorough understanding of the theoretical principles and research methodologies underpinning the topic covered by each unit.

The course gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop experience in research methods applied to a problem of particular interest to you. In the dissertation component the emphasis is on developing your critical appraisal and analysis skills to demonstrate leadership and management of occupational health issues. Every student is allocated an experienced dissertation supervisor.

Certain aspects of the course also link closely to the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) curriculum giving you a unique opportunity to interact with students studying to be occupational hygienists and develop professional links as an occupational physician.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
(+44) 0161 543 4699