Manchester Metropolitan University

Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

On this one-year course, you'll explore the scientific, health and psychosocial factors influencing health and safety in the 21st century. You'll study current and emerging legal and compliance issues, and consider the many factors that influence workplace safety and health, such as legionella, contaminated land and air quality. You'll learn how to formulate, implement and evaluate safety, health and environmental (SHE) management systems for an organisation, including concepts and techniques of occupational health and safety management. Topics you'll investigate include the principles and practices of risk management in the workplace, environmental protection and management, and the principal diseases of significance to public health. You'll develop your knowledge of HAZOP (hazard and operability analysis), Major Incident Contingency Plans (MICP), and occupational hygiene management. You'll consider topics such as benchmarking safety and risk management and assessment of hazards, risks and dangers at work, including processes in the development and management of ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management) standards. As well as studying theory, you'll have practical sessions. You'll learn skills in how to identify, evidence and analyse concerns for safety at work, such as assessment and control of occupational risks that arise from exposure to hazards at work including noise levels and extreme working environments.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a relevant subject or significant proven experience in a relevant field. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

Assignments include critical reviews of practice and regulation, presentations, practical experiments and data analysis reports, case studies and an independent dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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