B.Sc. Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

University of Greenwich | London , United Kingdom
Across the world there is increasing demand for qualified and professional safety and hygiene professionals. Their roles and responsibilities now often encompass environmental issues. This programme is a novel approach to delivering health, safety and hygiene training and will allow a wider range of applicants to gain access to this growing field of employment.

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Across the world there is increasing demand for qualified and professional safety and hygiene professionals. Their roles and responsibilities now often encompass environmental issues. This programme is a novel approach to delivering health, safety and hygiene training and will allow a wider range of applicants to gain access to this growing field of employment.

Students who do not have an appropriate qualification in health and safety or occupational hygiene are required to successfully complete an introductory 'prerequisite' course before further study. Students wishing to register with the British Occupational Hygiene Society must complete a dissertation on occupational hygiene. The courses are delivered by distance learning combined with local tutorial support. Students are registered at a distance learning centre most convenient for them.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and to Certificate level for the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

The university is investing £76 million in a new building to house the campus library, TV studios and academic facilities for disciplines including architecture, design and construction. Stockwell Street is a short walk from the Greenwich Campus and this programme will be delivered there from 2014.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable safety professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to achieve graduate status.
  • To provide membership of leading professional organisations through part time distance learning study.
  • To act as a launch pad for professionals new to occupational safety and health.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 11200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode Blended
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Modules

  • Introduction to Occupational Safety Practice (pre-requisite course)
  • Environmental Industrial Pollution (15 credits)
  • Chemical Hazards (15 credits)
  • Ergonomics (15 credits)
  • Physical Agents (15 credits)
  • Environmental Industrial Management (15 credits)
  • Management of Risk (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

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6
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550

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Requirements

Applicants should have:

A degree or equivalent in an appropriate science- or engineering-related subject

OR a Diploma, Higher Diploma, HND, Advanced Diploma or Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) fields, with evidence of having gained substantial knowledge, skills and experience

OR appropriate professional qualifications with relevant professional experience in the OSH field.

Applicants who do not possess a NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent will be required to successfully complete the Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Practice course prior to commencing the programme.

IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550.

Applicants are expected to be working in an appropriate professional field.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and to Certificate level for the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

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