Environment, Health and Safety MSc (CID153)




University of Sunderland

Environment, Health and Safety MSc

Course overview 

You will be taught by academic staff with wide practical experience as well as active research interests. Research specialisms include behavioural safety, air pollution, contaminated land and life cycle assessment. The taught modules will cover the management of both health safety and environment, covering risk assessment, accredited management systems and monitoring and control of environmental and health and safety hazards.

This Masters is one of the few postgraduate courses to include an eight-week placement for all students. This allows you to apply your new skills in the workplace. The placements can be extended by a further 12 weeks and many have led to job offers.


Why us?

  • Our course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and provides the basis for graduate membership
  • The university has excellent facilities that have been boosted by multi-million pound redevelopments 

Modular structure

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, group activities, guest speakers and site visits. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.

Assessment is mainly through coursework and the research project.

Modules on this course include:

Core modules:

  • Data Analysis and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Health and Safety 1 (15 credits)
  • Health and Safety 2 (15 credits)
  • Environmental Auditing and Management Systems (15 credits)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (15 credits)
  • Pollution Monitoring and Control (15 credits)
  • Risk Assessment and Management (15 credits)
  • Life-Cycle Analysis (15 credits)
  • Research Project (50 credits)

Plus one of the following:

  • Work Experience Placement (10 credits)
  • Dissertation (10 credits)

Fees and funding

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £4,750 if you are from the UK or EU

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