Taught course

Safety, Health and Environment

University of Salford · School of Environment and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject. This course is for safety, health and environmental practitioners, risk managers and enforcement officers who want to deepen their subject knowledge and enhance their career prospects, as well as people looking to train in the field of safety, health and environment. Applicant profile: This course is for you if you are wishing to develop your career within the safety, health and environment field to a high level of attainment and seniority. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Safety, Health and Environment at Salford:

  • Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
  • Vocational orientation and substantial input from professional practitioners
  • Interdisciplinary and flexible study

The course aims to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice.

The successful completion of this course will enable students to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to SHE.

The course content reflects the growing trend of companies combining their environmental protection and health and safety functions.

Information for international students

International and EU students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £5,950

Part-time £992 per 30 credits

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £3,966

Full-time PgCert £1,983

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £6,070

Part-time £1,012 per 30 credits

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £4,046

Full-time PgCert £2,023

Additional costs

  • Field courses - a non refundable deposit of £25 is charged for all residential field courses
  • Field trips - students will not be charged for field (day) trips but are expected to provide their own refreshments.

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545