Postgraduate PG Dip

Health and Safety

Learn to establish and maintain effective health and safety practices on this accredited course. On completion, you could choose to top-up your qualification to a master’s degree.

Health and Safety

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    9 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Understand health and safety as an integral part of any organisation
  • Learn how to establish and maintain a safe working environment for everyone
  • Develop your knowledge of how different organisations use varying levels of safety procedures and understand how to assess their impact on a company
  • Investigate organisations in their entirety and gain a broad knowledge of other departments such as marketing, sales and human resources 
  • Explore how departments across a business are affected by health and safety procedures and processes
  • Enhance your understanding of the technical and human aspects of health and safety and the causes of problems, whether machine malfunctions or human misjudgements

Learn from case studies

You’ll use case studies to enhance your learning and understand errors in the implementation and maintenance of health and safety. You’ll be able to identify the cause of mistakes and the preventative measures that should have been put in place. You’ll study a range of examples that could include:

  • Dealing with harmful substances within a chemical facility
  • Exposed wires and trip hazards in a busy office
  • Safety measures for maintenance work on rail tracks 


Learn from experts

This course is accredited by IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health), the world's leading Professional Body for Health and Safety Practitioners. This means you’ll learn directly from prominent health and safety experts. Your learning will be up to date and include the latest health and safety issues, risks and practices. 

Alternative study routes

You could study this course or MSc Dip Health & Safety to achieve an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited award. If you have already successfully completed an IOSH-accredited postgraduate diploma, you could convert your qualification into a master’s degree by studying two additional research modules part-time over one year.

Why study Health and Safety at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited  - by IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health), the world's leading Professional Body for Health and Safety Practitioners
  2. Top-up your qualification to a master’s degree – complete two additional research modules, visit our MSc Health & Safety for further details
  3. Specialist facilities
  4. Part-time option – fit your studies around existing commitments
  5. Real-life projects – put your learning into practice
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MSc Health and Safety MSc Health and Safety student Ryan talks about his experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett.

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