MSc Health, Safety and Risk Management

Masters in Health and Safety

1. Overview

The MSc Health, Safety and Risk Management focuses on the strategic perspective of the area of Health, Safety and Risk. This course has been designed to study the management, rather than the technical applications, of this rapidly expanding area of expertise.

High quality health, safety and risk management education and skills are crucial to the success and stability of any organisation today. In recognition of the importance of this area we have worked with experienced practitioners in designing the programme, both in the subjects covered and in its development and mode of delivery. This expertise, along with informed academic knowledge and skills, provides a course which teaches the skills and knowledge for the practical application of Strategic Health, Safety and Risk Management essential in the professional environment today.

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) and is suitable for middle to senior managers who have responsibility for, or an interest in, Health, Safety and Risk Management.

2. What you will study

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 Diploma stage 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.

The subject modules are as follows:

Stage 1

Exit award: PgCert Health Safety and Risk Management

Stage 2

Exit award: PgDip Health Safety and Risk Management

Stage 3

Award: MSc Health Safety and Risk Management

3. How you will learn

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. The Part Time Executive and Online Learning courses are delivered simultaneously so all students work on the same modules.

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.

4. Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who:

  • Possess a good honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject from a UK University or recognised overseas institution and able to demonstrate competence in written English.
  • For international students, 6.5 IELTS with a minimum grade of 6 in each component part, or its equivalent in TOEFL, is required. English Language Requirements

In exceptional circumstances, the normal requirements may be relaxed for an equivalent qualification or industrial experience of an equivalent standard. In these circumstances, applicants will be asked to submit a Personal Statement in support of his/her application.

The Course Leader will consider any candidate who has completed the pre-masters Access Foundation in Management Studies (Graduate Certificate in Management) and who appears capable of completing a demanding programme at Masters level.

5. Placements and accreditations

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).

6. Student Funding

Merit Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to our outstanding students. The scholarship is available to 

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

To find out more information on Merit Scholarship.

Postgraduate Funding
Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Information on funding for postgraduate students can be seen under Postgraduate Student Finance.

Opito Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students undertaking MSc studies relevant to the Oil and Gas industry. Find out more about the Opito Scholarship.

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £3,530 Stage 1
  • £3,530 Stage 2
  • £2,340 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £3,410 Stage 1
  • £3,410 Stage 2
  • £2,270 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

  • £3,284 Stage 1
  • £3,284 Stage 2
  • £2,192 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £3,204 Stage 1
  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £3,204 Stage 2
  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £2,136 MSc dissertation stage

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

Further details are also available from Course Leader:

Liam Duddy 
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen AB10 7QE

Tel: +44 (0)1224 263033
Email: l.j.duddy@rgu.ac.uk

9. Prospects

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.

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Start date
September
Course length
3 years
Mode of Attendance
Online
Academic school
Management Department Aberdeen Business School
Teaching locations
Garthdee
More information:
Liam Duddy +44 (0)1224 263033
Accredited By
Institution of Safety and Health (IOSH)

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