This course has been designed to benefit those who currently work in, or aspire to work in, a variety of industries which are subject to increasing legislation around the areas of health, safety and the environment. Industries including food safety, food retail, hospitality, events management, regulatory enforcement and compliance, litigation and independent consultancy services.
The aim of UK government and European legislation is to ensure continuous improvement year on year in healthy and safe working practices. . An estimated 1.2 million people who worked in 2010/11 reported suffering from a work-related illness and businesses are affected considerably by work related illness, particularly stress, musculoskeletal disorders, hearing loss and skin disease. Therefore there is a demand for qualified individuals who can make a significant impact in the workplace environment on the health and safety of employees.
You will study units on: Risk assessment and management, Environmental Law and Management, Occupational Hygiene Management, Occupational Health and Safety Law, Regulatory Compliance strategies and policies, Research methods and a dissertation.
This MSc is an accredited programme with the Institution of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment and entitles successful graduates to Graduate Member status.
Employment opportunities in this area are significant, particularly given the development of regulatory autonomy models, and the wide ranging civil and criminal aspects of the law in this area. Graduates could progress to successful careers in roles related to occupational safety and health, environmental protection, in private and public sector organisations.
You will normally have a good British Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or relevant professional qualification acceptable to the admission panel. Applicants with substantial recent and relevant clothing related employment and experience are also encouraged to apply.
UK and EU students: full-time £4200, part-time £465 per 20 credit unit. Non-EU overseas students full-time £12,500.
Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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