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Workplace Health and Wellbeing (Distance E-Learning) MSc

Course Description


The Workplace Health and Wellbeing programme is designed for those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in leadership on the management of contemporary workplace health and wellbeing. It is of interest to those who aspire to ensure that organisations' activities are underpinned by a strong corporate focus on employee health and wellbeing.

This course is studied on a part-time basis over two years and is designed to fit around work and domestic responsibilities. It can be studied from anywhere in the world; currently the course has students studying from as far afield as Azerbaijan and New Zealand.

Teaching and learning

Key features of the programme:

• Part time, e-learning (5 modules) and 3-day intensive seminars (3 modules) over two years
• Study when and where is convenient to you, at a pace that suits you
• A prestigious, multi-disciplinary line-up of expert speakers
• An active network of past and present students
• Telephone, video and online support from tutors and a dedicated technical adviser
• Course materials provided online; interactivity in learning – no ploughing through textbooks
• No exams!
• Considers state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and implications for practice
• An extensive choice of essay topics on many modules, thereby ensuring a focus on topics of personal and professional interest
• The potential to improve health and performance in your organisation

The programme provides an individual and organisational (non-clinical) perspective on health, attitudes and behaviour change; attendance management; rehabilitation; the business case for workplace health; health legislation, policy, and guidance; organisational research skills; the prevention and control of work-related stress; working hours; workforce diversity, and many more.

Visit the Workplace Health and Wellbeing (Distance E-Learning) MSc page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Shaun Davis

4968.jpg “The practical workplace application dimension of this programme is, in my opinion, a real strength and one that, speaking with my practitioner hat on, should not be underestimated or undersold. I had not fully appreciated how applicable to the ‘day job’ the programme would be when I signed up to it – so thank you and good luck with all future cohorts.”

(Shaun is currently Group Director of Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Royal Mail Group.)

(Student Profile)

Dorothy Dlamini

4969.jpg “I was looking for a course that would help me develop my professional skills and knowledge further in particular with regard to understanding the relationship between work and health. I needed this in order to work better with HR and managers in improving people’s health at work. I stumbled on the course during an internet search of courses and universities. When looking at the modules offered, I was thrilled. It seemed a perfect fit. And it was.

As over the past two years the course helped me develop professionally and surpassed my expectations in many ways. I have learnt many valuable skills which are useful in occupational health. All six taught modules are relevant in my role as an occupational health practitioner and they all contribute to a much greater understanding of the relationship between work and health. They would do well to be included in any academic development of occupational health professionals in my view.

As a mature student I was always under pressure (even before commencing the course!) due to family and work commitments. But the people directing and convening the course are to be commended for excellence in all aspects of delivering the course. They made undergoing the course the best experience I have ever had in learning. From the way the course is delivered, to the standard of teaching, the IT, and the support offered to each student, they were excellent. All their efforts to help me did in fact contribute immensely to my success. I can never thank them enough.”

(Student Profile)

Judith Grant

4970.jpg "Studying for the MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing not only enabled me to learn about cutting- edge research in the field of employee health, but significantly progressed my career. Within three months of beginning the MSc, I was offered a new job with a corporate wellbeing provider (whom I stayed with for two years), as the qualification was so well respected. The course offers fantastic networking opportunities in the field of wellbeing--it was through this network that I was approached to apply for my current job as Group Head of Health and Wellbeing at Royal Mail. The MSc is the best career move I have made!"

(Judith is currently Group Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Royal Mail Group.)


The University of Nottingham Masters Scholarship Scheme - 20+ Awards

Applicants will need to hold an offer for a taught postgraduate course and fulfil one or more of the following criteria:Care leavers - have been in public care for a minimum of three months prior to their entrance to university in 2012
In receipt of government funding in the form of a full maintenance grant and/or a National Scholarship Programme during the first year of undergraduate study (2012)Women in STEM (restricted programmes)Disability, long-term medical condition or specific learning difficulty From a Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) group

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applicants for this scholarship must be progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher £9k tuition fee and be classed as a Home/EU student.

Application Procedure

Application detailsApplications for this scholarship will open shortly. Follow the web link to find out more.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in an undergraduate degree in any subject or the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health Level 6 Diploma; professional experience in a relevant field. This may include, among others, occupational health, wellbeing, safety, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, human resources, etc; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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