Health, Safety and Risk Management

Robert Gordon University


The course will equip you with the diverse knowledge and skills required for effective service planning and delivery including; a critical understanding of relevant policy, data analytics and informed decision-making, principles of change management, effective leadership, and understanding the needs from the buildings used to deliver care.

Stage 1:
You will develop personal and research skills for study and career development in the key areas of Health, Safety and Risk Management including health and safety legislation and hazard identification and analysis. Quality management and models for ensuring health and safety in organisations are also covered.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Health Safety and Risk Management.

Stage 2:
You will continue to develop your knowledge in further key areas of the specialism including management, human and psychological factors essential to the successful implementation of Health, Safety and Risk strategy. Decision-making and performance planning skills are another key aspect of study.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Health Safety and Risk Management.

Stage 3:
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study, professional dissertation or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2-3 years


Aberdeen Business School

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals