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Health Safety and Risk Management (MSc)

Course Description

The MSc Health, Safety and Risk Management focuses on the strategic perspective of the area of Health, Safety and Risk. This course has been designed to study the management, rather than the technical applications, of this rapidly expanding area of expertise.

In recognition of the importance of this crucial business area we have worked with experienced practitioners in designing this programme. This expertise, along with informed academic knowledge, provides a course which teaches the skills and knowledge for the practical application of Strategic Health, Safety and Risk Management essential in the professional environment today.

The course will also be of interest to managers who wish to attain a formal management qualification in this area and others who wish to develop careers in this field.

The course is fully accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and is suitable for middle to senior managers who have responsibility for, or an interest in, Health, Safety and Risk Management.

See the website https://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-management-and-accounting/study-options/postgraduate/health-and-safety-and-risk-management

English Language Requirements:
In exceptional circumstances, the normal requirements may be relaxed for an equivalent qualification or industrial experience of an equivalent standard. In these circumstances, applicants will be asked to submit a Personal Statement in support of his/her application.

The Course Leader will consider any candidate who has completed the pre-masters Access Foundation in Management Studies (Graduate Certificate in Management) and who appears capable of completing a demanding programme at Masters level.

What you will study

Subjects reflect areas of professional practice and are designed to provide students with an understanding of the management of Health, Safety and Risk. They also take a strategic view of this, and of related areas such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and the Environment. In addition to the legal perspectives students will be encouraged to consider the management, human and psychological factors essential to the successful implementation of Health, Safety and Risk strategy.

A key feature of the Diploma stage of the course is the incorporation of a work based project. In the course of this project, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of health, safety and risk to a current work related problem or issue.

The subject modules are as follows:

Stage 1
•Personal and Research Skills for Professionals
•Health, Safety and Risk: People Management
•Health, Safety and Risk in an Organisational Context
•Hazard Identification and Risk Management

Exit award: PgCert Health Safety and Risk Management

Stage 2
•Health, Safety and Risk Behavioural Management
•Health, Safety and Risk Management: Accident Investigation and Analysis
•Strategic Health, Safety and Risk Management
•Health, Safety and Risk: Professional Development and Practice

Exit award: PgDip Health Safety and Risk Management

Stage 3

Award: MSc Health Safety and Risk Management

How you will learn

The course is studied online. This flexible approach will provide the opportunity for those working in the field, and who wish to attain a formal management qualification in this area, to study and also maintain their career path.

Online Learning: Online delivery is through the University's Virtual Learning Environment CampusMoodle, where you will have access to the same teaching material as on-campus students. There will be the opportunity for you to interact with tutors and fellow students from around the world. The Part Time Executive and Online Learning courses are delivered simultaneously so all students work on the same modules.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): It is also possible to enrol for individual modules on a CPD basis and this course provides the opportunity to develop reflective skills and continue to enhance your knowledge and expertise throughout your career.

Placements and accreditations

This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The accreditation is on the basis that successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Health, Safety and Risk Management, satisfies the requirements for admission to Graduate membership. Thereafter students may progress to Chartered membership by providing evidence of their practice skills through a process of Initial Professional Development (IPD).


Those graduating with a masters in Health, Safety and Risk Management, already working in this area, will be able to demonstrate competency in the strategic management of Health, Safety and Risk and develop their career towards senior management roles.

Other graduates wishing to move into this field and develop their career will be able to improve their employment opportunities by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the health, safety and risk management and the related issues along with a track record of successful Masters level study in the field.

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Health Safety and Risk Management (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Merit Scholarship - 20+ Awards

Aberdeen Business School is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School.This page contains details of all scholarships available on courses apart from the MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Please click below if you wish to apply for an MBA scholarship.MBA Scholarship
Please read through the following information carefully.
- Number of awards: 150
- Value of awards: £2000, £1500, or £1000 per award

Value of Scholarship(s)



Eligible Courses:
- This scholarship is applicable to all MSc courses in this area of study.Who can apply:
- An International student paying fees at the overseas rate or
- A UK/EU student on a full cost course for which the course fee has been set at £5000GBP or above and
- You hold the offer of a place on one of our courses

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for students who: •Possess a good honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject from a UK University or recognised overseas institution and able to demonstrate competence in written English. •For international students, 6.5 IELTS with a minimum grade of 6 in each component part, or its equivalent in TOEFL, is required. •Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

Course Fees

All Students £3,660 Stage 1, £3,660 Stage 2, £2,440 MSc dissertation stage

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