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Safety and Risk Management

36 months
4500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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This part-time Safety and Risk Management programme at the University of Strathclyde is designed to provide a means of developing highly effective occupational safety and health practitioners that are capable of operating across the full spectrum of working environments.


Written and supported by a dedicated team of part-time tutors/practitioners engaged in health and safety practice, this course offers a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and expertise in a highly practical context. This Safety and Risk Management programme at the University of Strathclyde has been formally accepted by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as satisfying the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH).

Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, there is an opportunity to progress to higher level study and Chartered Membership (CMIOSH). This course is available by distance learning only. If you have full-time work commitments, part-time distance learning study enables you to participate in your own time from any location and achieve a valuable qualification of benefit to both you and your organisation.

Assessment is based on continuous assessment - there are no written examinations.

Learning & teaching

This course is delivered entirely by distance learning via the University's virtual learning environment, Myplace. Each stage of the programme is available with tutor support, providing you with an appropriate level of guidance, assessment and feedback.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Benchmarking Safety & Risk Management
  • Assessing Hazards, Risks & Dangers
  • Optimising Safety & Risk Management Activities
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Psychology of Workplace Activities
  • Ergonomic Factors in Work Activities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate - 60
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • PgCert: Foundation-level certificate in occupational health and safety and a university degree (or equivalent preparation for postgraduate study). Relevant work experience will also be taken into account.
  • PgDip: Successful completion of the University of Strathclyde Certificate in Safety and Risk Management. Applicants who have gained other qualifications and experience equivalent to GradIOSH may be accepted on to the Diploma, subject to certain conditions.
  • MSc: Direct entry to the MSc is available to students who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in a Safety-related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Three-year version - Year 3:

  • Scotland/Rest of UK: £3,400
  • International: £3,400


There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

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