Taught course

Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment

University of Birmingham · Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is run jointly by the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the School of Health and Population Sciences. It recognises the increasing demand from both industry and enforcement agencies to integrate occupational health, safety and environmental issues.
Postgraduate Diploma
Subjects studied include a selection of three of the following:
  • Core Modules
  • Safety Technology
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Occupational Health and Hygiene
  • Environmental Noise
  • Chemical and Biological Incident Management

As above, plus the following:

  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
The programme is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and is also accredited by the Institute of Acoustics (Environmental Noise Module).

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Information for international students

Two School scholarships of £1,000 are available for the best international applicants for our taught MSc programmes. International students can find further details of scholarships on our website

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

On successful completion of the Masters programme, students should be in a position to identify, evaluate and provide solutions to a wide range of health, safety and/or environmental problems, and function well in a multi-disciplinary team.

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005