Occupational Safety and Health is a fast growing employment sector of the economy which
demands structured academic and training provision for the growing workforce, and
changing workplace environments.
The MSc Occupational Safety and Health is a postgraduate degree that provides a
distinctive educational and training experience to meet the requirements of occupational
safety and health practice at a higher level than that typically associated with a professional
first degree. The programme provides two entry pathways; to those holding the NEBOSH
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health and to those holding a first
degree in a relevant subject.
This programme provides for a distinct advantage to those in occupational safety and health
practice or to those in related areas who need;
i) career development in new areas of knowledge and professional skills and
ii) research skills applied to specialist areas
The overall aim of the programme is to provide vocational education at postgraduate level
that is academically rigorous and relevant to the professional skills of the occupational
safety and health practitioner.
Graduates will have acquired knowledge and skills, and obtained
experience in decision-making to contribute at an advanced level to problem solving and
implementation in occupational safety and health practice. Hence, they will be able to
contribute to the development of practice and be able to respond to and initiate change in
line with contemporary and emergent issues.