Make Business/University of Portsmouth MSc/PgDip in health, safety &environmental management
This MSc programme is designed to equip the health and safety practitioner with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to work at strategic and other levels within organisations, practising effective health, safety and environmental management based around principles of best practice and integrated risk management.
With module payment options the programme is flexible, delegates achieving modules 1-5 attain a Post Graduate Diploma. Those continuing their study to complete the dissertation will achieve an MSc.
- Course Content
The aim of the PgDip is to review and evaluate current techniques of health, safety and environmental management and to develop the necessary skills to enable relevant techniques to be applied at strategic and other levels within organisations.
Module 1 – Environmental Management (6 days)
- Introduction and research techniques
- International, EU and UK environmental policy and legal framework
- Environmental legislation
- Civil liability
- Environmental management systems e.g. ISO 14001
- Environmental risk assessment/aspects and impacts
- Environmental auditing
- Environmental reporting
- Resource efficiency management
- Introduction to sustainable development
Module 2 – Environmental Technology (5 days)
- Hazardous waste management
- Environmental monitoring techniques
- Air abatement technology
- Water pollution prevention and control
- Effluent treatment technology
- Contaminated land management and remediation
- Environmental noise assessment and control
- Environmental radiation
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Module 3 – Applied Behavioural Management (5 days)
- Human error categories
- Psychology of behaviour
- Antecedents, behaviour and consequences (A, B, C) analysis
- Measurement of behavioural performance
- Behavioural modification
- Observation and methodologies
- Incident and behavioural analysis
- Styles and behaviour
- Influencing skills
Module 4 – Strategic Risk Management (5 days)
- Strategic planning
- Corporate social responsibility
- Organisational structures and cultures
- Change management
- Systems failure analysis
- Financial management
- Strategic auditing
- Business continuity planning
Module 5 – Organisational Sustainability (5 days)
- Sustainable development - the big picture
- Resource implications
- Supply chain management
- Ecosystems and biodiversity implications
- Life cycle analysis
- Design for the environment
- Sustainable procurement
- Sustainable transport
Each module is assessed by presentations and the successful completion of coursework.
After successful completion of the PgDip, delegates can opt to undertake a dissertation on a HSE topic. This consists of individual research on a selected topic in HSE Management. An introduction to topic selection and how to complete a dissertation is provided in the Research Methods module.
Module 6 – Research Methods (5 days)
- Pure and social science research methodologies
- Use of statistical techniques, including spread sheets
- Dissertation appraisal
Module 7 – Dissertation
The dissertation allows a student to deepen knowledge and understanding of a concept/topic in HSE management. The topic is chosen by the student and approved by the supervisor and the programme manager. A dissertation will normally consist of 15,000 words.
To enrol on the MSc course students must have a Level 6 Health and Safety Diploma qualification or equivalent (e.g. any qualification accepted by IOSH for graduate membership).
Modules 1-5 are assessed by presentations and the successful completion of coursework. The dissertation topic is chosen by the student and approved by the supervisor and the programme manager. A dissertation will normally consist of 15,000 words.
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Who should attend?
Delegates who wish to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to operate as a competent and reflective health, safety and environmental practitioner at strategic and other levels within organisations.
There are three environmental/sustainability modules, which have been designed to help candidates successfully apply for Associate and Full membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Benefits of attending
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
- apply appropriate health, safety and environmental techniques at strategic and other levels within organisations
- review and critically evaluate methods and techniques of health, safety and environmental management
- develop understanding of environmental due diligence issues affecting organisations and enhance awareness of the ways in which health, safety and the environmental integrate with the sustainability agenda
- evaluate and advise upon appropriate strategic and sustainable policies for organisations, including implementation processes
- interpret and advise upon EU and UK policy and legislation within the scope of health, safety and the environment
- develop the research and management skills required to collect, analyse, evaluate and present information in the context of health, safety and environmental management