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.

Further information on computer requirements (PDF, 52KB) for this course can be downloaded.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

Our part-time blended learning MSc Occupational Medicine course provides an overview of the whole spectrum of medicine and hygiene within the workplace.

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

This MSc is also suitable for doctors in other disciplines who have an interest in occupational medicine.

You will benefit from access to a range of specialist knowledge and resources within occupational health and examine the evidence on which occupational health practice is based.

The course takes place in a research-enriched environment and, for those progressing to the third year of the MSc, you will have the opportunity to undertake research-based activities relevant to occupational health, including formulating a research question, designing and executing an appropriate study and drawing valid conclusions through writing a dissertation.

Our course follows the syllabus requirements of the FOM (London and Ireland).

Information for international students

Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (as defined by the UK Home Office ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 (6.0 in each component)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (22 in each component)

Further information about requirements for your country is available.

If the language of instruction of your first degree was English, but you obtained the degree from a university of a non-majority English-speaking country, we will require the applicant to have a Skype interview for the CPD Diploma course only, provided written evidence is also submitted. After successfully completing this CPD element, students could then be considered for progression to the award-bearing levels of our course as long as an English proficiency certificate is provided that meets the minimum requirements outlined above.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Employer or self funded.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 1798