MSc Occupational Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
MSc, (PGDip, PGCert exit awards) and CPD
MSc 1 year full-time, MSc 2 or 3 years part-time
Entry requirements

We require a medical degree from an approved institution. No experience in occupational medicine is necessary.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Join the largest and longest standing course for postgraduate medicine and hygiene in the UK.
  • Study at the only university in the world to rank top ten in the Times Higher Education impact rankings five years running.
  • Follow a syllabus approved by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) London, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Ireland and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
  • Develop crtitical appraisal skills and the capacity to lead an occupational health team at a senior management level.
  • Recognise and evaluate the impact of work on health and health on work including fitness for work, understanding workplace hazards and workplace risk management.
  • Study when it suits you with our full-time or part-time online blended learning courses.
  • Credit bearing CPD is also available.

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £14,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £29,750
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £14,500 (£5800 per annum in year 1 and 2; £2,900 year 3)
    International, including EU, students (per annum): 29750 (£11,900 year 1 and 2, £5,950 year 3)
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £5800 per annum
    International, including EU, students (per annum): 11900 per year
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £2900 per year
    International, including EU, students (per annum): 5950 per year

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Students opting for MSc 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time course of study could qualify for a PGT loan from the UK government. Please see our university pages or contact admissions.

Students studying our MSc programme over 3 years part-time may also be eligible for a postgraduate loan if there is no other suitable full time equivalent course available in the UK at the time of application. Please contact our admissions for more information.  

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, off campus venues, 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.

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

Additional expenses

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

If your 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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

A limited number of Equity and Merit scholarships are available to applicants from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Please visit the Equity and Merit scholarships page for full details.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 529 4563
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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