The health and safety degree is aimed at individuals aiming for responsible positions as Health and Safety Managers. The Health and Safety Management degree course from Glasgow Caledonian University satisfies the academic requirements for graduate level membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH).
Health and safety degree graduates have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations including local authority, manufacturing, construction, off-shore and insurance companies. Following the degree course, health and safety positions have been secured such as health and safety officer, health and safety consultant, training consultant, and within the Scottish Health and Safety Executive.
This is a two year degree 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 and 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 and Practice.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
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 recognised 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 our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
Part-time (day-release sponsored) annual fee
Full-time annual fee
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
Part-time and distance learning tuition fees
Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
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.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 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.
The Health and Safety degree programme runs from September to the end of August for two years. The degree is divided into three trimesters and during each trimester, students take two modules (classes) every Thursday from 2pm - 8pm.
The Health and Safety degree from Glasgow Caledonian University 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.