Taught course

Occupational Health

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Health and Population Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant first degree, although those with relevant work experience or appropriate expertise will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Established for over 15 years and completed by more than 200 students from ten different countries, this programme is based on a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a wide range of occupational health issues and is accredited by both the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for graduate membership.

Organised by the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (IOEM) at the University of Birmingham this programme is designed to meet the needs of postgraduate training in the prevention and control of work-related ill health and to understand the issues of ill health and its effect on work in the 21st century. Open to graduates with relevant first degrees and those with appropriate work experience including doctors, nurses, hygienists, and health and safety personnel.

Why study this course

Aiming to develop the practitioner in occupational health and associated disciplines, this programme combines the academic and practical aspects of occupational health so that you can contribute to the development of occupational health services as well as improving practices and dealing effectively with management issues.

Benefits of studying this programme:

  • The course focuses on current key topics including fitness for work, mental health, health screening, musculoskeletal disorders and management of health risk.
  • Students with both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds benefit from understanding how workplace data can be collected and integrated to solve occupational health problems
  • You have daily interaction with experts in occupational health and visits to workplaces enables you to put concepts into practice. The course will equip you to understand and solve a wide range of occupational health problems.
  • The IOEM has a dedicated reference library and access instruments used for health screening and exposure monitoring.

International students

The course has a history of welcoming both home and international students to the IOEM. Since its inception, graduates of the course still maintain links with the Institute. This communication allows us to continually build working relationships at a national and international level. Recent graduates have been from the United Kingdom and countries including:

  • Bahrain
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Lebanon
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Zimbabwe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • UAE
  • Japan

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 88 overall with no less than no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc: £6,570 FT - £3,285 PT / PG Dip: £4,380 FT - £ 2,190 PT
International students
MSc/PGDip: £18,900

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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes, providing £2,000 toward tuition fees. Find out more about the MDS Scholarships of Excellence.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005