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The online MSc Health, Safety and Risk Management degree course has been designed to be industry relevant and is fully accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Working with experienced practitioners in designing this programme, our degree provides the skills and knowledge for the practical application of Strategic Health, Safety and Risk Management. The course will also be of interest to managers who wish to attain a formal management qualification in this area and others who wish to develop careers in this field. The course is fully accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). We work closely with our proactive Industrial Liaison Panel to ensure our course is relevant and up to date.
Safety doesn’t happen by accident!
The benefits of our course are:
Subjects reflect areas of professional practice and are designed to provide students with an understanding of the management of Health, Safety and Risk. They also take a strategic view of this, and of related areas such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and the Environment. In addition to the legal perspectives students will be encouraged to consider the management, human and psychological factors essential to the successful implementation of Health, Safety and Risk strategy.
A key feature of the course is the incorporation of a work based project. In the course of this project, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of health, safety and risk to a current work related problem or issue.
Exit award: PgCert Health Safety and Risk Management
Exit award: PgDip Health Safety and Risk Management
Award: MSc Health Safety and Risk Management
Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.
The course is studied online. This flexible approach will provide the opportunity for those working in the field, and who wish to attain a formal management qualification in this area, to study and also maintain their career path.
Online Learning: Online delivery is through the University's Virtual Learning Environment CampusMoodle, where you will have access to the same teaching material as on-campus students. There will be the opportunity for you to interact with tutors and fellow students from around the world.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): It is also possible to enrol for individual modules on a CPD basis and this course provides the opportunity to develop reflective skills and continue to enhance your knowledge and expertise throughout your career.
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The accreditation is on the basis that successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Health, Safety and Risk Management, satisfies the requirements for admission to Graduate membership. Thereafter students may progress to Chartered membership by providing evidence of their practice skills through a process of Initial Professional Development (IPD).
Scholarships and funding are available to eligible students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.
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Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.For further information see Student Finance pages
All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online: www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
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Safety doesn’t happen by accident!
Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured (HSE, 2016). Preventing accidents and ill health caused by work, therefore, is a key priority for everyone at work. As a consequence, recent trends across a number of industry sectors have witnessed a growing emphasis in the level of attention to and the importance of Health, Safety and Risk Management in the workplace. As the strapline for the course encapsulates, safety does not happen by accident, hence the relevance of this course. By providing high quality management education in health, safety and risk management as well as providing appropriate knowledge and skills for managers this course makes a significant contribution to the development of practice in this area and to organisational success and stability.
Those graduating with a masters in Health, Safety and Risk Management, already working in this area, will be able to demonstrate competency in the strategic management of Health, Safety and Risk and develop their career towards senior management roles. Other graduates wishing to move into this field and develop their career will be able to improve their employment opportunities by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the health, safety and risk management and the related issues along with a track record of successful Masters level study in the field.
At Aberdeen Business School we believe there are three main components to Employability:
We ensure that within the course our graduates are given the opportunity to develop the skills and competences which comprise each of the components above. This is achieved by:
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