Occupational Health MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Start date
September
Duration
Full time, part time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees

 

 

Occupational Health - MSc/Diploma/Certificate

This programme is designed to meet the needs of postgraduate training in the prevention and control of work-related ill health and to understand the issues of ill health and its effect on work in the 21st century.

 

 

 

MSc Occupational Health 2020 Entry

The MSc Occupational Health is now suspended for those seeking to start in September 2020. While you are unable to apply for 2020 start we would encourage you to register for our online chats to find out further information.

Open to graduates with relevant first degrees and those with appropriate work experience including doctors, nurses, hygienists, and health and safety personnel.

Over the past 20 years this programme has been completed by over 300 doctors, nurses, scientists, economists and physiotherapists. The programme is based on a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a wide range of occupational health issues and is accredited by both the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for graduate membership.

COVID-19

Please rest assured that we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Information for future students and applicants

Why Study this Course?

Aiming to develop the practitioner in occupational health and associated disciplines, this programme combines the academic and practical aspects of occupational health so that you can contribute to the development of occupational health services as well as improving practices and dealing effectively with management issues.

Benefits of studying this programme:

  • The course focuses on current key topics including fitness for work, mental health, health screening, musculoskeletal disorders and management of health risk.
  • Students with both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds benefit from understanding how workplace data can be collected and integrated to solve occupational health problems
  • You have regular interaction with experts in occupational health and visits to workplaces enables you to put concepts into practice. The course will equip you to understand and solve a wide range of occupational health problems.
  • The IOEM has a dedicated reference library and access instruments used for health screening and exposure monitoring. 

International students

The course has a history of welcoming both home and international students to the IOEM. Since its inception, graduates of the course still maintain links with the Institute. This communication allows us to continually build working relationships at a national and international level. Recent graduates have been from the United Kingdom and countries including:

  • Bahrain
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Lebanon
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Zimbabwe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • UAE
  • Japan

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Modules

Fees

The MSc Occupational Health is now suspended for those seeking to start in September 2020. While you are unable to apply for 2020 start we would encourage you to register for our online chats to find out further information.

How To Apply

The MSc Occupational Health is now suspended for those seeking to start in September 2020. While you are unable to apply for 2020 start we would encourage you to register for our online chats to find out further information.

Our Standard Requirements

You should have a relevant first degree, although those with relevant work experience or appropriate expertise will be considered

Learn more about entry requirements

International Requirements



International Students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

If you need help with your English language skills then support is available. 

The English for Academic Purposes Presessional course is for international students who have a conditional offer to study at the University, but who do not currently meet the English language requirements. The course is tailored to your level of English and allows you to meet the English language requirements for your programme without retaking IELTS. The EAP programme runs throughout the year and offers different programme lengths ranging from 42 weeks to 6 weeks. The length of course you need depends on your future course, your existing IELTS score and the English level you need for your university degree.

Find out more about the English for Academic Purposes Presessional course.

  • Teaching methods include formal lectures, tutorials, group work, case studies and workplace visits; the majority of lectures and practicals take place within the IOEM, which allows high-quality interaction between the academic staff and students
  • The programme of teaching is supported by a variety of workplace visits that enable students to see at first hand the extent of occupational health in practice
  • Each module includes tutorial time, providing an opportunity to re-address concepts and approaches to problem solving
  • Learning is supported by the use of the electronic curriculum (Canvas), allowing students to access learning materials when away from the campus
  • Every student on the programme has a personal tutor who can be contacted to discuss course material and understanding of specific topics as well as matters which may affect academic progress

Assessment Methods

The majority of the modules on the MSc Occupational Health  require the preparation and submission of written assignments. Some modules require written examinations to be taken.

Please see the profile below to give you idea of what of our students have to say about the programme.

Chris Baird-Clarke

Physiotherapists who have demonstrated specialist competency in the fields of occupational health or ergonomics may be interested in finding out more via the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE)

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We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website.

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