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Safety, Health & Environmental Management
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Safety, Health & Environmental Management

If you are a non-EU applicant and want to start this course in January 2018 please go to Apply Online to apply. UK/EU applicants wishing to apply for January 2018 please contact us. Please note January entry is only available at level 5 and 6.
International Scholarships available

Overview

This course, accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), will equip you with the expertise and confidence to manage an organisation's health and safety activities. Suitable for current or aspiring health and safety professionals, you will be taught by leading industry experts. You will expand your knowledge of safety, health and environmental management and control in an area you currently have responsibility for, or in an area that will suit your career ambitions. With our creative approach to teaching, you will learn and develop innovative methods for dealing with legislative challenges when managing health and safety issues.



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

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We offer practical hands-on experience alongside your studies in the area of health and safety management.

Our staff expertise includes safety practitioners with extensive and high levels of current industry knowledge and experience. Accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), our course conforms to the IOSH professional syllabus. On successful completion, you can apply for Graduate Membership of IOSH, and after fulfilling the Initial Professional Development you can apply for Chartered Membership.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • January start
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

104
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 32 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language, Maths and Double Science at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 5 or 6 entry
Direct entry to Level 5 or Level 6 may be possible depending on your current qualifications and experience. Prospective applicants are advised to arrange to discuss this with us at an early stage. Please see our guide below for the requirements at each available entry level:
  • Level 5 - NEBOSH Certificate aligned to experience in the workplace or NVQ Level 4.
  • Level 6 - NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety aligned to extensive Health and Safety experience in the workplace, plus satisfactory completion of a research methods module or suitable equivalent at Level 5.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:104 points required. (Minimum 32 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language, Maths and Double Science at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 5 or 6 entry
Direct entry to Level 5 or Level 6 may be possible depending on your current qualifications and experience. Prospective applicants are advised to arrange to discuss this with us at an early stage. Please see our guide below for the requirements at each available entry level:
  • Level 5 - NEBOSH Certificate aligned to experience in the workplace or NVQ Level 4.
  • Level 6 - NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety aligned to extensive Health and Safety experience in the workplace, plus satisfactory completion of a research methods module or suitable equivalent at Level 5.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
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Careers

Andy Simpson

Careers

Andy Simpson
Health and Safety Manager Innovia Films Ltd

BSc (Hons) Safety, Health and Environmental Management

“"My tutors were extremely supportive. As a mature student I was quite daunted about returning to education after 18 years, but they made the transition easy for me. My studies have also been a great boost to my career, as I've just been promoted to Health and Safety Manager."

Teaching and learning

You will learn the expertise to become a Health and Safety Practitioner, with the ability to draw from a broad base of relevant topics and technical skills, along with the business knowledge to apply theories to develop practical solutions. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.
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In Year One you will take part in an induction programme to orientate yourself as a university student, and develop the key skills relevant to your subsequent career. You will study the concept of reflective practice, and raise your awareness of the role and work of a Safety Practitioner. Safety and Environmental Management are introduced through the Environmental Science and Law and Safety Management modules.
Overall workload
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256 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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944 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
27%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
13%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
60%
Core Modules

Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.

Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.

Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.

Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.

Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.

Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.

You will focus on the requirements that are placed upon organisations to ensure legal compliance and effective management of Health and Safety Risks, and study the range, scope and complexity of different management functions and required elements of control. You will develop as a Safety Practitioner through an emphasis on personal self-development and life-long learning, and enhance your knowledge of occupational health issues.
Overall workload
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268 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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932 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
268%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
932%
Core Modules

Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety legislation is applied in the workplace, and of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements.

Enhance your self-development by using methods to advance your professional knowledge and skills. You'll be introduced to the importance of ethical practice, using the IOSH code of conduct as a guide.

Gain an appreciation of research methods and strategies in order for you to prepare a viable research proposal.

You will develop an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of human activity - especially those by businesses - and the appropriate legal, technical and organisational controls.

Examine how organisations are designed and develop by investigating the role and function of the different departments, and how they use the different range of communication methods to assist in the safety management process. In particular you will investigate and compare effective strategies to enable effective safety management to take place in a diverse range of settings.

Gain an understanding of the harmful effects that poor work conditions can have on the human body and the diseases this may cause, and how different body systems operate to try and prevent ill health. You will develop knowledge of what Occupational Health practitioners can do, and the very strict duty of care imposed upon them.

Begin the process of preparing the research proposal in order to complete a research project. You will also outline arrangements for a client-based study, such as rewriting an employer's safety policy. You will also develop your expertise in risk management, ergonomics and look at hazardous industries such as the nuclear sector.
Overall workload
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219 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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861 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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120 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
25%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
75%
Core Modules

Examine the science of workplaces by investigating the importance of fitting the workplace to the employee, and examine the worker workplace interaction.

Develop your knowledge and increase your understanding of controlling risk in regards to specific hazardous agents, including the control and mitigation of adverse environmental effects.

Develop your knowledge and understanding of controlling risk in industries where normal activities involve work of high hazard levels.

Develop knowledge of the common types of hazards, the risk assessment process and skills in the completion of different types of risk assessment for the identified hazards.

Work independently to produce a project report on a subject relevant to the practice of health and safety management.

Develop an appropriate workplace assignment with an external client, or if you are already employed, within your workplace. This module includes 120 hours placement activity.

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Tim Briggs
Course Director
By giving you the most up-to-date information possible, and by helping you secure strong work experience, you are able to practice with confidence and a 'can-do' manner".
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studi

Course specific

  • Access to the Acoustics Laboratory, our fully equipped, state-of-the-art acoustics laboratory has anechoic and reverberation chambers as well as modern noise analysis equipment
  • Access to the Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for educational visits
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year).

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studi

Course specific

  • Access to the Acoustics Laboratory, our fully equipped, state-of-the-art acoustics laboratory has anechoic and reverberation chambers as well as modern noise analysis equipment
  • Access to the Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for educational visits
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year).

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Acoustics Laboratory
    Acoustics Laboratory

    Our fully equipped, state-of-the-art acoustics laboratory has anechoic and reverberation chambers as well as modern noise analysis equipment.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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