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Masters Degree in Safety and Risk Management

This highly regarded postgraduate study programme in Safety & Risk Managment is designed to provide a means of developing highly effective Occupational Safety and Health Practitioners, capable of operating across the full spectrum of working environments.

Written and supported by a dedicated team of part-time tutor/practitioners engaged in health and safety practice across a variety of workplace settings, this course offers and unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and expertise in a highly practical context.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management has been formally accepted by IOSH as satisfying the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH).  Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, there is an opportunity to progress to higher level study and Chartered Membership (CMIOSH).

Next Pg Cert/Pg Dip courses commence 9 October 2015.

Next MSc commences 23 October 2015.

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for people who already have a suitable combination of academic ability, subject knowledge and work experience in the general area of occupational health and safety.  Course participants will be aiming to develop their knowledge and expertise in this increasingly important interdisciplinary profession, and to become more competent practitioners through active membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Part-time distance learning study enables those with full-time work commitments to participate in their own time from any location and achieve a valuable qualification of benefit to both the individual and the organisation.

Entry Requirements

Admission to the programme is determined by both academic and work experience criteria to reflect the non-traditional routes into the health and safety profession.

PG Cert: Applicants holding a recognized University degree and a level 3 Health and Safety Qualification (NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent) will be eligible to join the Safety and Risk Management Programme at PG Certificate Level.

PG Dip: Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma will normally follow successful completion of the University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management. Students who have gained equivalent academic qualifications at Postgraduate Certificate level may be accepted onto the course.

MSc: Direct entry to the MSc is not available. Students must first complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Safety & Risk Management before being allowed to continue on to the MSc.

Applicants who do not satisfy the above criteria will be assessed for admission on the basid of their portfolio of training/courses undertaken and relevant work experience. For this reason it is essential that applicants include a full, detailed and up to date CV with their application.

Course Structure & Delivery

The award of the Postgraduate Certificate requires the successful completion of three modules:

  • Benchmarking Safety & Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Assessing Hazards, Risks and Dangers (20 credits)
  • Optimising Safety and Risk Management (20 credits)

The award of Postgraduate Diploma requires the completion of the following modules:

  • Psychology of Workplace Activities (20 credits)
  • Ergonomic Factors in Work Activities (10 credits)
  • Corporate Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Methods of Professional Enquiry (10 credits)

 The award of the MSc degree also requires the completion of a research project (60 credits).

Each 20 credit module is based on a notional 200 hours of study. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week studying.

This programme is available by distance learning only. 

Each stage of the programme is available with tutor support, providing students with an appropriate level of guidance, assessment and feedback.  Assessment is based on continuous assessment - there are no written examinations.

Flexible entry and exit points allow you to start and finish at appropriate points along the progression route, according to your current qualifications, relevant work experience and requirements.

How to apply

From the postgraduate taught course pages for the Safety & Risk Management programme, click the orange 'Apply' link on the right of the screen, and then choose the appropriate level of entry for your application.

The (pdf) Applicant Guide to PG Taught Admissions provides an overview of the application process and the information you need to provide in order for your completed application to be considered.

Applications will be accepted until early September. Early application is advised as numbers are limited on these courses. (Applications may be considered beyond this time if there are still places available.)

for Oct 2015 entry to part-time PG Diploma safety and risk management (Admission Code : LLPG1)

Study Location : HOME-BASED

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Oct 2015 entry to part-time PG Certificate safety and risk management (Admission Code : LLPCDL)

Study Location : HOME-BASED

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Oct 2015 entry to part-time MSc safety and risk management (Admission Code : CLLMSC)

Study Location : HOME-BASED

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Oct 2016 entry to part-time PG Diploma safety and risk management (Admission Code : LLPG1)

Study Location : HOME-BASED

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

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Course information for 2015/16 session is now available.

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