University of Greenwich
Key Course Facts
This distance-learning Master’s in Occupational Hygiene covers all aspects of occupational hygiene, emphasising learning, research and essential critical thinking.
Occupational hygiene is concerned with the identification, evaluation and management of chemical, physical and biological agents arising from work. There's currently a huge demand from large multinational companies for trained occupational hygienists.
Our master's course covers all aspects of occupational hygiene, and you will complete a dissertation based on an occupational hygiene topic. You'll be able to apply for funding from the British Occupational Hygiene Society to cover any research costs involved.
Occupational hygienists are employed in a wide range of industries, including the petrochemical industry, manufacturing, mining, aero-industry, service sectors and the health sector. Many hygienists are also actively involved in research in a range of related fields.
What you should know about this course
You’ll develop the essential critical thinking skills for professionals in the field
To gain an MSc, you will complete a dissertation on an occupational hygiene topic. A Postgraduate Diploma is available if you do not wish to pursue the dissertation
You study by distance learning. We provide study guides and electronic sources, and invite you to learning centres in the autumn and the spring to meet tutors and other students
This course is accredited by the British Occupational Hygiene Society.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Occupational Hygiene, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
You should have a good honours degree in a science or engineering subject and be currently working in the field of occupational hygiene, or in health and safety and wanting to move into occupational hygiene.
We will also consider appropriate professional qualifications with relevant experience, or other qualifications equivalent to the above.
Tuition Fees Occupational Hygiene MSc
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Greenwich
The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.
Student composition of University of Greenwich
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