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Occupational Health (Policy and Practice), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #154 (QS) Online
This programme is suitable for physicians, nurses, environmental health officers, human resource professionals, trade union representatives, health and safety inspectors, managers, civil servants, scientists and others who have responsibility for the health and safety of employees.


The MSc in Occupational Health is a part-time distance e-learning programme that offers knowledge and expertise in the science underpinning occupational health and safety.

It offers a convenient means for nurses, doctors, health and safety advisors or managers with busy work schedules and other responsibilities, to gain a postgraduate degree in Occupational Health.

The emphasis is on common occupational health and safety issues encountered in the workplace.

The aims of the course are:

  • To develop an understanding of the broad processes underpinning health protection in the workplace.
  • To develop and enhance research in occupational health directly applicable and beneficial to practice.
  • To encourage attitudes pertinent to the team approach.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Risk Assessment and Control
  • Occupational Health Law and Ethics
  • Occupational Health Statistics, Epidemiology and Evidence Based Practice
  • Occupational Health Processes and Management
  • Dissertation: Occupational Health (Policy and Practice)

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 36 months
          • Intensity Flexible
          • Part-time variant
        • Credits
          180 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          • Time flexibility
            Fully structured

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


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        General Requirements

        • Candidates must satisfy the requirements of the Cardiff University General Entrance Requirement and, in addition, will normally possess an initial degree or appropriate professional qualification. 
        • Applications will be considered from graduates in a relevant subject, e.g. medicine, nursing or other healthcare professions, with an interest in and experience of occupational health services. Applicants without a degree, but with appropriate vocational qualifications, will also be considered.

        Getting a Student Visa

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        Tuition Fee

        • International

          7950 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • National

          4475 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 4475 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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