Postgraduate PG Dip

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    9 Months
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Health and safety is an integral and important part of any organisation - whether you work as an operations manager, office manager, engineer or technician, you will be involved with ensuring a safe working environment for everyone. We will develop your knowledge of how different organisations use varying levels of safety procedures and you will assess their impact on the whole company.

By investigating an organisation as a whole, you'll gain a broad knowledge of other departments such as marketing, sales and human resources, and how they are affected by the procedures and processes you implement. You'll also enhance your understanding of the technical and human aspects of health and safety, such as identifying whether issues were caused by machine malfunctions or misjudgement by humans.

It also offers you the chance to look at past and present case studies to understand any errors made, what caused the mistakes and the preventative measures that should be put in place. These could range from dealing with harmful substances within a chemical facility, exposed wires and trip hazards in a busy office, to safety measures for maintenance work on rail tracks.

You may choose to continue your studies and gain an MSc by completing an additional two research modules (*asterisked below), which you can study across 1 year part-time, with fees charged pro-rata. Please see our MSc Health and Safety course for further details. Note that as this option is only offered in part-time mode, it is not typically available to International Students due to Visa restrictions. If you wish to obtain an MSc, you will need to consider enrolling on the full-time MSc course in the first instance. 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.

Accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) - the world's leading Professional Body for Health and Safety Practitioners - our course provides the opportunity to learn directly from prominent health and safety experts, to keep you up to date with the latest health and safety issues, risks and practices.

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

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Specialist facilities
  3. Part-time option available
  4. Real-life projects

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