Our course has excellent graduate employment rates, with many of our graduates pursuing international careers in areas including health, transport, education and government agencies.
If you already hold a NEBOSH Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education, our occupational safety course will give you the additional knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to expand your career opportunities.
With input from OSH Practitioners and industry experts, you'll build your practical experience, develop communication skills, enhance your problem-solving ability and learn how to confidently carry out risk appraisals.
By choosing this top-up course, you will graduate with an accredited qualification, industry-specific skills and a holistic, multi-disciplinary understanding of the subject.
You'll gain competence in safety management and in developing and communicating suitable solutions which will open up career opportunities in sectors as diverse as universities, health care and transport.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Our Occupational Safety and Health Management (Top-up) BSc Honours is designed to help you graduate with the specialist skill set to competently carry out risk-based appraisals for safety, hygiene, health and environmental issues. You'll also gain the confidence to implement solutions that will create positive workplace cultures.
We also work closely with our network of employers to make sure our course meets the current needs of the industry.
This course will enable you to:
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There are 4 key elements to this award:
Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene
More people die as a result of exposure to harmful substances (biological, physical and chemical) than through accidents. This course therefore provides you with the skills to determine health risk and implement a hierarchy of solutions.
Work Place Safety and Management
Differing management approaches can impact workplace safety and understanding how to work in different settings to improve safety is a key outcome of the course. You will also learn how to investigate accidents and minimise the severity of incidents.
Organisational Psychology and Ergonomics
Where you work and who you work with and for is a huge part of wellbeing at work. The module looks at individual risk perceptions, safety climates and safety culture.
Environmental appraisal is increasingly part of the safety professional's job profile. The module focuses on developing competence in assessment and managing environmental risks.
This module aims to explore the interface of internal/external organisational drivers, leadership, law and organisational responses to the management of occupational health and safety. You will acquire skills in risk assessment and risk management as well as accident investigation and safety improvement initiatives and will explore differing approaches to safety management and impacts on safety culture, safety climate and safety behaviours.
This module provides you with the skills and knowledge that will underpin your future studies in occupational health, safety and environmental sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on chemistry for occupational hygiene and health using examples from practice to ground academic knowledge to field based experience. In addition to underpin the skills in toxicological appraisal the module will provide an overview of the way in which biological, physical and chemical agents can affect human anatomical and physiological systems.
This module aims to thoroughly appraise and evaluate the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of identifying, controlling and managing the risk presented by a range of workplace hazardous agents and to recognise the role of human/work equipment and work place setting in health and safety.
This module aims to synthesise learning from your undergraduate programme providing an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. You will select a topic of personal interest you wish to study further and will manage your own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.
This module focuses on risk perceptions at both an individual and company level, developing and measuring safety climates and instigating positive safety culture.
To find out more about this highly regarded course, please download the Occupational Safety and Health Management (Top-up) BSc Honours specification (PDF).
The environmental and occupational health suite contains industry-grade equipment which will enable you to experience the real-world process of investigation, engagement with clients, strategy development and the promotion of best practice in a business setting.
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We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health and disability support.
We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.
Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.
Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above. Visit the Middlesex Unitemps page.
You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.
We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.
This course can open the doors to many different careers.
You could end up working in a company as a health, safety and environment advisor, or within a specialist consultancy. Many of our graduates also work overseas for international companies or become self-employed practitioners.
Previous graduates have found work in the following sectors:
Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 20 UK universities for business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money 2023 and a top 10 university for producing CEOs (Novuana, 2023).
You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £16,600
Part-time students: £138 per taught credit
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1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.
Mo is a chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and has been a regulator, safety consultant and head of health and safety. He continues to practice and consult offering Senior Executive training and implementation of safety improvement plans.
Ruth is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Her main research interest is investigating innovative practice in delivering environmental health regulatory services. Ruth’s teaching specialises in the professional development of environmental health students and leadership in environmental health.
Hasan is an Environmental Health Practitioner with extensive experience working as a regulator specialising in occupational health and safety; a consultant operating his own business providing advice to a range of business sectors, settings and contexts and continues to provide advice at a senior level on the implementation of safety improvement plans.
David is a both a Chartered Mining Engineer, a Chartered Health and Safety Professional, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was formerly the Academic Portfolio Lead for Health and Safety programmes at the University of Greenwich and joined Middlesex University in 2020 with specific interests in the Waste Industry, Quarries, Public Sector Infrastructure, ill health caused by work and organisational resilience encompassing business continuity.
Michael is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and has worked as an enforcement officer for several local authorities and as a safety consultant.
He taught at Salford University and King's College London before coming to Middlesex in 2021.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.