Taught course

Safety, Health and Environment

University of Greenwich · School of Architecture and Construction

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good honours degree in a science or engineering subject AND be currently working in the general field of occupational health and safety OR have appropriate professional qualifications with relevant experience OR other qualifications considered equivalent to the above.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Occupational safety and health aims to prevent accidents, ill-health and other losses arising from work and work activities. The last few years have also seen safety professionals becoming increasingly responsible for environmental issues and, with current concern about climate change, this responsibility will almost certainly grow.

This programme covers all aspects of occupational safety, health and environment. Significant emphasis is placed on learning and research and one of the first courses that students take is Critical Thinking, which provides them with the skills necessary to take full advantage of their studies.

As this is a distance learning programme, students are provided with study guides and supporting texts. Increasing use is made of electronic information sources and an online community is being developed for students. Students are invited to their learning centres at the start of the autumn and spring terms, giving them an opportunity to speak to tutors and other students.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop the students research and analytical skills
  • To develop a wider and more in-depth understanding of occupational health, safety and environment theory and practice.


  • Chemical Agents (20 credits)
  • Management of Physical Agents (20 credits)
  • Environmental Impact and Management (20 credits)
  • Ergonomics and Workplace Psychology (20 credits)
  • Safety and Risk Management (20 credits)
  • The Reflective Practitioner (20 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Avery Hill Campus Durations listed are typical, but there are no fixed number of courses to be completed in any one year. Students complete six 1 week courses, followed by a research project and dissertation for the MSc degree.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000