MSc in Occupational Health and Safety

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    Course description

    This MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management is to be awarded by University of Buckingham, UK. This program is conducted via online mode. It is designed to help you apply your learning in ways that are meaningful for you today and tomorrow.
    MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management is a qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals. It is aimed at learners who are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures on a day-to-day basis in an organisation. They are likely to be managers looking to improve their knowledge and skills.
    The objective of this qualification is to develop occupational health and safety management skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance.
    This qualification reflects current practice in Occupational Health and Safety Management and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of occupational health and safety in the workplace.
    The programme addresses a wide range of multidisciplinary topics such as, health and safety management practice, health and safety management systems, strategic risk intervention, strategies to improve occupational wellbeing, and sustainability and ethics. The Advanced Research Methods unit will allow learners to develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of a health and safety environment.
    The qualification will enable learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing, and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.

    Course Content

    Course Structure

    This programme consists of 2 stages. The first stage consists of 6 study subjects, and the second stage includes a work-based dissertation (12,000 words). The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Managemen is the first stage, while the MSc Top Up is the second stage.
    Students who successfully complete the 6 subjects will be awarded with the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Managemen (120 credits) qualification while proceeding to the MSc(60 credits) (top up) award by the University of Buckingham.

    Stage I- studying subjects

    Studying subjects:
    • Health and Safety Management Practice (20 credits)
    • Effectiveness of Health and Safety Management Systems (20 credits)
    • Factors Affecting Risk and Strategic Risk Intervention (20 credits)
    • Strategic Commitment to Health and Well-Being (20 credits)
    • Sustainability and Ethics in Health and Safety Practice (20 credits)
    • Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)

    Stage II- MSc top up

    The MSc (top up) consists of a compulsory single module ‘Consultancy Project Report’ worth 60 credits. The module provides the opportunity for you to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development, through enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection. The purpose of this programme is to deliver a practical and realistic solution to a business-related strategic challenge, which in turn is supported by appropriate reference to theoretical and conceptual analysis.

    You will evidence this by producing a ‘Consultancy Project Report’ of 12,000 words.

    Entry requirements
    • Must have Bachelor or equivalent diploma
    • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme).
    • Adults with lesser qualification but posses years' of experience in occupational health & safety will also be considered.
    Assessment and verification

    All units within diploma level 7 qualifications are internally assessed by KIMT and externally verified by OTHM. And modules under top up qualification are internally assessed by London Graduate Schools (LGS) and externally assessed by the university. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.
    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

    Study Method

    The MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management is studied 100% online through the virtual learning platform with tutor support. You will receive excellent support from the academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.

    Course Fees

    Please get in touch with us to get the most up-to-date course fee for this programme.

    Delivery Institution

    This program is delivered by London Graduate School and awarded by University of Buckingham, UK.


    Overall programmes could be completed in one academic year or may be studied part time over two terms.