M.Sc. Online

Safety and Risk Management

Heriot-Watt University

24 months
1400 GBP/module
1400 GBP/module
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This Safety and Risk Management course at Heriot-Watt University aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of risk assessment techniques, the public and individual perception of risk, and how decisions are made in competitive business markets. 


The Safety and Risk Management course at Heriot-Watt University focuses on practical applications of safety methodologies, ergonomics and human factors, and safety and risk management techniques. It will develop students’ skills to undertake safety studies and manage safety and risk to the best national and international standards.

If you are interested in our courses you can join our Linked In group Safety Courses at Heriot-Watt where you can link up with other applicants, current and previous students and potential employers. Applying to join needs approval from the group owner which may take a week or two.

Online learning

  • This course can be studied via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. 
  • View our How online learning works pages to find out more. It can also be studied on-campus full-time or part-time.


The programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Factors Methods
  • Learning from Disasters
  • Risk Assessment and Safety Management
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Project Management Theory and Practice
  • Human Factors in the Design and Evaluation of Control Rooms

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the MSc programme will normally: 

  • have a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent) in engineering or a relevant science discipline, or
  • demonstrate equivalent academic ability based on industrial experience or membership of a professional institution.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1400 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1400 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1400 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1400 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • Students pay £1400 per course and £1800 for the Dissertation.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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