Occupational safety and health aims to prevent accidents, ill-health and other losses arising from work and work activities. The last few years have also seen safety professionals becoming increasingly responsible for environmental issues and, with current concern about climate change, this responsibility will almost certainly grow.
This programme covers all aspects of occupational safety, health and environment. Significant emphasis is placed on learning and research and one of the first courses that students take is Critical Thinking, which provides them with 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 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.
The aims of the programme are:
- To develop the students research and analytical skills
- To develop a wider and more in-depth understanding of occupational health, safety and environment theory and practice.
Please contact us at [email protected] for further information on this distance learning programme.
We offer programmes delivering health, safety and hygiene training within this growing field of employment and incorporating the newly emerging profile of environmental issues increasingly integral to such role innovatively delivered through distance learning.
What you'll study
Distance learning - 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.
Students are required to choose 20 credits from this list of options.
The Reflective Practitioner (20 credits) Disaster Management and Recovery (20 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.