University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Occupational Hygiene

The course is intended to equip graduates with a wide range of inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills to work in areas related to occupational hygiene; specifically, graduates obtain an appreciation of the knowledge necessary to recognise, evaluate and control hazards in the workplace, including chemical, physical and biological agents.

Entry requirements

PgDip

Potential students should hold an honours degree (Lower Second or above), preferably in a science discipline. Extensive professional experience, coupled with evidence of further training or qualifications, will be considered in lieu of a degree.Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (as defined by the UK Home Office ). Specifically, we require a minimum of: IELTS: Overall 6.5 (6.0 in each component) TOEFL iBT: 90 (22 in each component)

MSc

Potential students should hold an honours degree (Lower Second or above), preferably in a science discipline. Extensive professional experience, coupled with evidence of further training or qualifications, will be considered in lieu of a degree.Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (as defined by the UK Home Office ).
Specifically, we require a minimum of:
IELTS: Overall 6.5 (6.0 in each component)
TOEFL iBT: 90 (22 in each component)

Course modules

Modules include: Module 1: Introduction to Hazards, Risks and the Working Environment, Module 2: Occupational Ill Health, Module 3: Health and Workability, Module 4: Hazardous Substances

Assessment methods

PgDip

Assessment is by eight examination papers, one per course module. The first will be taken at Seminar 1 (Year 1, Month 3) and the second at Seminar 2 (Year 1, Month 5). The remaining Year 1 assessments will be taken in Month 10. For Year 2, assessments will be held in Month 5 and 10. If you wish to proceed to the MSc, you are also required to complete a third year, during which you will attend a mandatory three day residential course (in Month 1) and prepare a dissertation.

MSc

Assessment is by eight examination papers, one per course module. The first will be taken at Seminar 1 (Year 1, Month 3) and the second at Seminar 2 (Year 1, Month 5). The remaining Year 1 assessments will be taken in Month 10. For Year 2, assessments will be held in Month 5 and 10.
If you wish to proceed to the MSc, you are also required to complete a third year, during which you will attend a mandatory three day residential course (in Month 1) and prepare a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A number of our students are sponsored by their employers or the governments of their home countries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,660 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,660 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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