University of Hull

University of Hull

Occupational, Health and Safety Management

These Masters-level programmes in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management have been created to address the important need for up-skilling employees in advanced, specialist topics in health, safety and environmental management. They are the only courses of their kind created with and endorsed by NEBOSH at Masters-level, and offer those already working in industry and holding a NEBOSH diploma or BSc the chance to enhance their skills and techniques. Studying these courses will help students identify and resolve real issues relating to them in their day-to-day roles - enhanced by the final dissertation, which is written on a research project from their own work. The programmes are completely employer focused, using current employment to evidence achievement, and are studied part-time using e-learning modules to enable study anywhere in the UK - or overseas. There are three specific pathways that can be chosen; Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management, or Environmental Management. Each pathway can be studied either as a taught-focused MSc or more research-focused MRes making it easier to tailor the course to individual needs and study-styles.

Entry requirements

NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, or NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management, or Honours degree in health and safety management, environmental management or related subject. Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Research methods: Literature reviews; designing research projects. MSc students then study 2 core modules of their programme and 1 optional taught module. Advanced Health and Safety Risk Management; Corporate Social Responsibility in Health and Safety Management. The optional modules are themed around: Disaster and Emergency Management, REACH management, Safety Case Production and Assessment, and Flood Risk Management. For MSc students the taught modules are taken in the 1st year and the 1st semester of the 2nd year, using the University�s e-learning environment. You also supplement learning with your own background reading. Once these have been completed, the last 6 months of the course consist of the research dissertation.

Assessment methods

The online nature of the programme means access to a stable broadband internet connection is required for access to course materials, to communicate with University staff and undertake course assessments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 2,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 7,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 2,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01482 466850