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Occupational Hygiene MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc 3 yr PT/PGDip 2 yr PT/PGCert 1 yr PT
Entry requirements
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process as quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.

We recommend 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. Contact if you have problems.


Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Two references on letter headed paper, signed and dated within 6 months of your application. Unfortunately we cannot request references from your referees on your behalf
  • Official academic certificates and transcripts of all your current and previous studies (with fully certified translations by a professional translator if not in English)
  • A scanned copy of the photograph page of your passport
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (if appropriate)

Supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the online application form, or can be sent directly to .

Your application cannot be considered until all your supporting documents are supplied.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This part time blended learning programme 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 programme 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 students' 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 the student.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,830 per annum
    International students: £7,660 per annum
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,830
    International students: £7,660
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,830 per annum
    International students: £7,660 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 Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Reece Plunkett
+44 (0)161 306 5438
Academic department overview

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