University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Risk and Safety Leadership (Degree Apprenticeship)

Overview If you're looking to further your learning and get a postgraduate degree while continuing to work in your current job, this MSc Risk and Safety Leadership degree apprenticeship is a great option. Risk management expertise is in greater demand than ever, and not just for managers in the risk and safety management sector - today, risk management is a mainstream discipline that's highly sought across the public, private, academic and governmental sectors. On this 3-year degree apprenticeship, which we've developed in partnership with employers and professional organisations, you'll spend 18 days a year studying for your degree and the rest of your time at work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees - so it doesn't cost you anything. You'll enhance your risk management skills through analysing complex problems, exploring the uncertainties involved, evaluating possible solutions and planning risk management implementation. You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company. When you finish this course you'll have a postgraduate qualification in Risk and Safety Leadership, with 3 more years of on-the-job experience. What you'll experience On this course, you'll: Gain a broad understanding of risk management, including current tools and techniques Get an understanding of safety management Learn from staff with industry experience and guest speakers Develop the ability to contribute to managing risk and business effectiveness Use our business simulation suite, giving you the opportunity to manage crisis scenarios in real time in a safe environment Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students' Union Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor You'll typically go to university in 3-day blocks (Tuesday to Thursday) 6 times a year, to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and field trips. On the weeks you don't go to university, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment. Careers and opportunities You'll be able to progress your career further using the knowledge and skill that you gain on this course, including going on to work in many risk and management related roles, such as: independent risk consultants risk officers healthcare risk managers crisis team managers for petrochemical companies risk managers within the military auditors chief finance officers senior managers senior project managers security managers risk and safety management consultants After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. ?What you'll study Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits. You'll study 4 units and develop and Applied Learning Portfolio. Each module is taught over 6 days in blocks of 3 days (Tuesday to Thursday). Units currently being studied: Close all Core units: Changes to course content We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Entry requirements

MSc: Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices, liaising with the Faculty of Business and Law. Most applicants will be expected to hold an honours degree, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you an unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

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Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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