MSc Occupational Hygiene / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a good honours degree (Lower Second or above), preferably in a science discipline. In lieu of the usual entry requirements, extensive professional experience, coupled with evidence of further training or qualifications, will be considered.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English-speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, are defined by the UK Home Office ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS : minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component)

See further information about requirements for your country

If the language of instruction of your first degree was English, but you obtained the degree from a university of a non-majority English-speaking country, the English language requirement may be waived for applicants on our CPD programme provided written evidence is submitted.

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

International students should note that attendance in Manchester may be encouraged for the Practical Occupational Hygiene course during your course of study. This is to ensure you get the most out of the professional practical training.

Please contact the programme admissions team for confirmation of any on-campus events this academic year

Relevant work experience

This course is open to graduates with relevant first degrees and those with appropriate work experience including engineers, industrial/occupational hygienists, occupational health, safety and environmental health practitioners (OSH) doctors and nurses.

Other entry requirements

You will require regular access to a personal computer (Windows or Mac) with a stable internet connection. You should be confident in using the internet for web browsing, sending emails and using word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.