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Occupational Hygiene MSc - 2014 entry | The University of Manchester
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Occupational Hygiene MSc

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Selected entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Potential students should hold an honours degree (2:2 or above) preferably in a science discipline. Extensive professional experience, coupled with evidence of further training or qualifications, will be considered in lieu of a degree.

English language

Students whose first language is not English and who have not received a first degree from a university of a majority English-speaking country must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system, such as IELTS or TOEFL. We require a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one component
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test 90 with a minimum of 22 in any one component

For a list of majority English-speaking countries, please refer to the UKBA website.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

Overseas students should note that:

  • In year 1 students are required to attend in Manchester for a 1-day seminar associated with Module 1 in month 3 and the same for Module 2 in month 5 and for one exam day in month 10
  • Students will be required to participate in two tutorials per course module for modules 4 to 8, via tele- and web-conference
  • In year 2, students are required to attend in Manchester for a 4-day practical course in month 5 and for one exam day in month 10
  • In year 3, students are required to attend a 3-day Research Methods course held at the University in month 1
  • All examinations are held at the University

A written undertaking that these conditions can be met is required before a potential overseas student may be accepted on the programme.

Other entry requirements

Computer requirements

All materials are accessed solely online, via the University¿s Virtual Learning environment, Blackboard. Students are therefore advised that they will require ready access to a computer, with the following minimum specification:

  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of free disk space
  • Soundcard and speakers/headphones
  • Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Broadband Internet connection

Your computer will need one of the following operating systems:

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

  • Windows®XP (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista® (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
Apple® Mac OS® Operating System
  • Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard®
  • Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard®

Your computer will need one of the following Blackboard-supported browsers:

Windows

  • Internet Explorer 9 (Not Windows XP 32-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Firefox (Final Research Channel)
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac
  • Safari 5.0
  • Safari 4.0
  • Firefox (Final Research Channel)
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Chrome (Stable Channel)