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Occupational Medicine MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc/Advanced Diploma/PGCert/CPD Diploma
MSc 3yr PT/AdvDip 2yr PT/PGCert 1yr PT/CPD 6 mths
Entry requirements

Potential students must hold a medical degree from an approved institution. No experience in occupational medicine is necessary. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

For further information please read the Advice to Applicants.

Course options

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

Course description

This part time blended learning  programme is designed for:

  • GPs wishing to pursue an academic qualification in Occupational Medicine
  • doctors working in occupational medicine, particularly those in specialist training posts, who intend to prepare for their professional examinations with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).

The programme adheres closely to the syllabus requirements of the FOM (London and Ireland); and aims to provide you with an overview of the whole spectrum of medicine and hygiene within the sphere of work.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,670 per annum
    International students: £7,500 per annum
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,670
    International students: £7,500
  • Advanced Diploma (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,670 per annum
    International students: £7,500 per annum
  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £1,835
    International students: £1,835

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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