BSc Health and Safety Management

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.

Your Career

Graduates from the course have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations including 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.

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 -8pm (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.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

  • 2018/19


Mode of study


Start date



Part Time
2 Years
17 Sep 2018
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BSc Part Time 2 Years 17 Sep 2018 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Entry requirements

NEBOSH Certificate
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.

Additional information

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 recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

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.

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Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

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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.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 14 September 2018 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

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 2pm - 8pm.

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 organisation. 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.