With safety, health and environmental issues becoming increasingly important, there is a growing demand for professionals with the right skills.
This Masters award produces such health and safety practitioners, who can identify, assess and solve health, safety and environmental problems by applying the principles of good management.
This course has been developed using the expertise of staff at the University, which has been recognised by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) as a Centre of Excellence for Quality in Education.
You will develop your knowledge of technical subject areas through an extension into managing health and safety, while giving due consideration to the sustainable economic development of business and the environment.
You will complete six modules and a dissertation: - Business Law - Research Methods and Professional Development - Business and Risk Management - Environmental Management - Workplace Evaluation and Control - Health and Safety Management
Learning and teaching methods
The course is delivered in three major blocks, which offers an intensive but flexible learning pattern with two start points each year – February and September. For each module, you will usually complete two assignments based on case studies or workplace scenarios, plus an examination. There will be group work, recommended reading and tutorials each week. Your final dissertation will be bespoke to you and could be based in industry.
If you successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) element of the course, you can apply for Graduate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). You will then be required to undertake a period of Initial Professional Development (IPD) before becoming a Chartered Member of the Institution. This is an essential qualification for safety practitioners who need to manage safety and integrate the demands of corporate development and legislation
Work Experience and Employment Prospects
Our strong industrial and commercial links help us tailor our courses to meet employer’s needs, and ensure you graduate with the right skills to develop an exciting, dynamic career in construction. This industry relationship has been formalised into the Built Environment Strategic Forum (BESF). The mutual benefits arising from this university/industry partnership are significant and guarantee enhanced employability potential to our students and graduates.
Career prospects are excellent, particularly as employers value the skills and experience you will gain through the MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management degree. Opportunities exist in a variety of organisations, including environmental protection, and occupational safety and health in private and public sectors.
Many modules are continually assessed while other modules are a mixture of continuous assessment and examination.