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Middlesex University

Occupational Safety and Health Management (Top Up)

UCAS Code: B9F0

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Occupational health

Overview
The International Labour Organisation estimate there are over a million work related deaths each year with over 100 million workers affected by accidents or through ill health. Every workplace requires effective safety, health and environment management and this course integrates the skills of practical risk appraisal, with problem solving and solution giving, coupled with the communication skills to invoke change.

Why study BSc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Top-up) at Middlesex University?
This specialist degree is tailored towards professionals wishing to gain academic qualifications in this vital area of workplace operations. As a top-up award we build on your previous qualifications (NEBOSH Certificate, Diploma in Higher Education etc) or experience, or a combination of both. Those coming onto this course do so from a huge range of situations and this degree seeks to build on your skill set. Whether you are looking for your first job or are an existing practitioner, this top-up programme will enhance your skills and knowledge.

Your studies will be professionally focused to include regular site visits to our industry partner organisations, consistently blending theory with practice. You will develop expert knowledge in the operational risk management of workplace hazards and learn how successful risk management is driven by educated safety, health and environmental practitioners. Your coursework and learning will be built around practical risk assessment, case studies, and management reports. Once you graduate, you will be able to competently risk appraise safety, hygiene, health and environmental issues and provide suitable solutions. This degree will give you confidence in creating positive workplace cultures surrounding safety, health and environmental management.

Course highlights

We work closely with employers to ensure our degree meets the needs of industry
Practical risk assessment exercises, site visits, and engagement with recruitment agencies specialising in health and safety
Our tutors are respected former health and safety regulators, consultants, and practitioners who maintain their links to practice to ensure current practice informs your studies
You will have access to specialist resources including top of the range equipment and labs for HSE monitoring and assessment
The Faculty of Science and Technology has a reputation for excellence in teaching and consultancy in health, safety and environment
We have excellent graduate employment rates (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey)
This course is equivalent to the final year of a degree (see Entry Requirements)
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Environmental Assessment and Management (15 credits) - Compulsory
Management and Law (15 credits) - Compulsory
Occupational Health, Hygiene and Ergonomics (15 credits) - Compulsory
Risk Management and Occupational Psychology (15 credits) - Compulsory
Toxicology and Science Foundation (15 credits) – Compulsory
Work Place Health and Safety (15 credits) - Compulsory
Research Methods and Project (30 credits) - Compulsory

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Natural Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

61%
low
Occupational health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Health professionals

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Occupational health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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