United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Occupational Safety and Health BSc Hons

The BSc (Hons) is designed to produce graduates who will have responsibility for safety and health within industry, commerce and public bodies. The programme is aimed at candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds, giving you the confidence to manage the health and safety of your organisation. If you are not yet employed, this degree will give you a competitive edge. Your learning will include topics such as cells and molecules, biodiversity, scientific investigation, health and safety at work, health and safety and environmental health law, radiation, risk management, managing health and safety within business, acoustics and health, housing and pollution control. You can pursue a career in local authorities, public sector organisations, education, construction, shipbuilding and insurance companies. Jobs include health and safety officers, consultants and risk assessors with companies, local, national and international. BSc Hons graduates can apply to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to become a graduate member – conditions apply, see our website for full details. Career prospects Demand is growing for well-qualified and suitably trained graduates to solve health and safety, environmental and waste management problems. Our graduates pursue careers in local authorities, public sector organisations, education, construction, shipbuilding and insurance companies. Jobs include health and safety officers, consultants and risk assessors with major companies including BAe Systems, Roadbridge and the Malcolm group. Professional recognition BSc Hons graduates can apply to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to become a graduate member. If accepted they can use the designatory letters Grad IOSH, denoting those who are academically qualified to become Chartered Members, but are currently completing a mandatory IPD/CPD cycle.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Paisley Campus,Paisley