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MSc Occupational Hygiene / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MSc 3 yr PT/PGDip 2 yr PT/PGCert 1 yr PT
Entry requirements
Potential students should hold an honours degree (Lower Second 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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

We recommend that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment as places can fill quickly and we reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully.


Your application form must be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • Two references on letter headed paper, signed and dated within six months of your application. We do not contact referees directly.
  • Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English)
  • Official university transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • A personal statement explaining why you want to do the course
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
  • If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the online application form, or if this is not possible, be sent directly to . We are unable to consider your application if you have not provided all of the necessary documents listed above.

You must include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N N Y

Course description

This part-time blended learning course equips graduates with a wide range of inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills to work in areas related to occupational hygiene, culminating in an academic qualification accredited by the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene (FOH) within the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). As a graduate of this course, you will obtain an appreciation of the knowledge necessary to recognise, evaluate and control hazards in the workplace, including chemical, physical and biological agents.

In the taught component of the course, the emphasis is on acquiring a thorough understanding of the theoretical principles and research methodologies underpinning the topic covered by each module. Emphasis is placed on the development of the your critical appraisal skills and a capacity to lead an occupational health team at a senior management level.

The dissertation provides an opportunity to develop experience in applying these principles and research methods to a problem of particular interest to you.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800 per annum in year 1 and 2; £2,400 year 3
    International students (per annum): £9,400 per annum in year 1 and 2; Year 3 £4,700
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800
    International students (per annum): £9,400
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800 per annum
    International students (per annum): £9,400 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition and administration costs during your studies.

Please note: The fees do not cover any costs for travel, accommodation, professional exams, etc.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L - Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a Certificate, 45 credits to a Diploma and 60 credits to an MSc.

If an AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.


A number of our students are sponsored by their employers or the governments of their home countries.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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