University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational hygiene is concerned with the identification, evaluation and management of chemical, physical and biological agents arising from work. Occupational hygienists are employed in a wide range of industries, including the petrochemical industry, manufacturing, mining, aero-industry, service sectors and the health sector. Many hygienists are also actively involved in research in a range of related fields. Currently, there is significant demand from large multinational companies, and there is a worldwide shortage of trained occupational hygienists. This programme covers all aspects of occupational hygiene, and any student registered on it will be expected to complete a dissertation based on an occupational hygiene topic. A student on this programme may apply for research funding from the British Occupational Hygiene Society to cover costs associated with his or her research project. Significant emphasis is placed on learning and research. One of the first courses students take is Critical Thinking, which provides them with all 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 being 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. **Outcomes** The aims of the programme are to: * Allow the busy safety, health or hygiene professional to study for a Master's degree that is accredited by the British Occupational Hygiene Society * Develop the critical thinking skills which are essential in today's occupational hygiene professional. **Contact us** Please contact us at dlu@gre.ac.uk for further information on this distance learning programme.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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.

Course modules

**Year 1** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. * Critical Thinking (DL) (10 credits) * Environment Impact and Management (20 credits) * Safety & Risk Management (20 credits) * The Chemical Environment (20 credits) * Management of Physical Agents (20 credits) * Research Methods (DL) (10 credits) **Year 2** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. * Dissertation (OH) (40 credits) * Ergonomics & Workplace Psychology (20 credits) Students are required to choose 20 credits from this list of options. * The Reflective Practitioner (20 credits) * Disaster Management and Recovery (20 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 8,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 8,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 8,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 8,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 8,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 8,250 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2020 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 Years

Campus details

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Distance Learning Unit
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