Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    1810 GBP/module
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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Across the world there is increasing demand for qualified and professional safety and hygiene professionals. This Occupational Safety, Health and Environment programme from the University of Greenwich is a novel approach to delivering health, safety and hygiene training and will allow a wider range of applicants to gain access to this growing field of employment.

About

Across the world there is increasing demand for qualified and professional safety and hygiene professionals. Their roles and responsibilities now often encompass environmental issues. This Occupational Safety, Health and Environment programme from the University of Greenwich is a novel approach to delivering health, safety and hygiene training and will allow a wider range of applicants to gain access to this growing field of employment.

Students who do not have an appropriate qualification in health and safety or occupational hygiene are required to successfully complete an introductory 'prerequisite' course before further study. Students wishing to register with the British Occupational Hygiene Society must complete a dissertation on occupational hygiene. The courses are delivered by distance learning combined with local tutorial support. Students are registered at a distance learning centre most convenient for them.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and to Certificate level for the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable safety professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to achieve graduate status.
  • To provide membership of leading professional organisations through part time distance learning study.
  • To act as a launch pad for professionals new to occupational safety and health.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and to Certificate level for the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Physical Agents
  • Ergonomics
  • Environmental Industrial Pollution
  • Chemical Hazards

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Dissertation (BSc Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment - DL) 
  • Management of Risk 
  • Environmental Industrial Management 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

  • A degree or equivalent in an appropriate science- or engineering-related subject OR a Diploma, Higher Diploma, HND, Advanced Diploma or Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) fields, with evidence of having gained substantial knowledge, skills and experience.
  • NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent.
  • Applicants are expected to be working in an appropriate professional field.
Non-UK educational background:

  • Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1810 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1810 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • £1,810 per 30 credits

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships:

Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

Loans: 

Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.