Accredited by: IIRSM IOSH
This professional qualification is aimed at individuals aspiring to responsible positions as Health and Safety Management practitioners; it satisfies the academic requirements for graduate level membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Graduates from the course have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of organizations including the local authority, manufacturing, construction, off-shore and insurance companies. Jobs have been secured as health and safety officers or consultants, training consultants, and within the Health and Safety Executive.
What you will study
This is a two-year programme (Level 2 and Level 3). Each year runs from September to August and is divided into three trimesters. Each trimester students take two modules (classes). Students attend these modules one day per week from 1 pm - 8 pm (Thursday). There are a total of 12 modules.
Year 1 (Level 2)
Health & Safety Risk Management, Workplace Health & Safety, Hazardous Agents, Health & Safety Regulation & Practice, Initial Personal Development 1.
Year 2 (Level 3)
Environmental Risk Management, Management Strategy, Project Risk Management, Loss Management, Initial Personal Development 2 & Practice.
Students are expected to have obtained the NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety. However, entry to the programme is also determined by both academic and work experience to reflect the non-traditional routes into the Health and Safety profession.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £1820
- RUK: £9250*
- EU: £1820
- International: £11,500
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
Students on a part-time programme may be invoiced for the full annual fee or for the number of modules completed per academic year. Students may be eligible to pay this in installments over the course of the year. View part-time and distance learning fees.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
Mode of study
This programme runs from September to the end of August for two years. It is divided into three trimesters and during each trimester, students take two modules (classes) every Thursday from 2 pm - 8 pm.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM). IOSH is the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organization. On graduation, you are eligible for graduate membership (Grad IOSH) with IOSH. You can then progress to chartered membership (CMIOSH) after completion of the Initial Professional Development and professional peer review.