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MSc Safety, Health and Environment

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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health / Safety

Course type


Course Summary

In our increasingly busy world, health and safety professionals can be responsible for mitigating environmental forces alongside preventing accidents and work-related ill-health. Build the skills and knowledge to rise to this challenge with our MSc Safety, Health and Environment postgraduate degree.

Designed to both meet the continuing professional development needs of established industry personnel, and provide a vocational qualification for those seeking a career in Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice, this course provides interdisciplinary postgraduate level knowledge and skill progression. The curriculum reflects the growing trend of organisations combining environmental protection and health and safety functions.

The course is accredited by both the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), as meeting the academic requirements for graduate membership. Graduates can also fast track to PIEMA (Practitioner Status) once they complete a work-based competence assessment.

You will:

  • Broaden your knowledge, as you learn aspects of both environmental and occupational health
  • Develop a skill set relevant to modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice
  • Learn how to undertake health, safety and environmental audits against a background of sustainability


Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials and case studies, and simulated business projects are utilised to develop practical, observational and analytical skills. In addition, you will take part in field work and site visits and will have many opportunities to discuss and exchange your own professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers. You will have the opportunity to work with an organisation and/or relevant stakeholder on a real project, thereby encouraging networking with external clients as well as real-world interaction.


This course provides a relevant vocational qualification for applicants seeking health, safety and environment-related employment. It is also designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector.

The skills you will develop will prepare you to take a lead role in the strategic development and implementation of policy initiatives. Today, you will find course alumni working in positions as environmental regulators, SHE managers, safety consultancy and training, in fields as diverse as facilities management, construction and demolition, utilities, the civil service and engineering.


We emphasise the development of professional skills and capabilities. You graduate employability is developed through project work with external clients and through opportunities to work on a specific business problem for the dissertation component.

A key course feature is applied learning and input from visiting practitioners from industry. We regularly invite honorary visiting professors and external expert to enrich your learning experience and bring leading-edge practice.


This module examines and evaluates processes for investigating and mitigating the impacts of development in the context of environmental impact assessment and planning procedures. You will explore impact assessment policy, law and practice through case study research and practical applications in the field. You will have the opportunity to interact with environmental impact assessment professionals in developing and presenting a case study providing you with valuable insights into career prospects in this field.

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Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject. Applicants must also fulfil the IOSH entry requirements which require a basic knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health. Applicants without this knowledge are required to engage with online support materials provided as part of the course. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Department profile

If global events have given you fresh career perspectives, postgraduate study can realise your ambitions. Whether you want to build on your undergraduate specialism, you're thinking about moving into academic research, or you're looking to take a new career direction altogether, the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford has a suite of exciting postgraduate courses that can open doors to new...more

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more

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