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Occupational Safety and Health

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Lanarkshire Campus

Content

UWS’s BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety & Health is professionally-accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to lead and manage health and safety in the workplace.

You’ll study a range of topics appropriate to modern approaches to occupational health and safety, including legal systems; safety management systems; risk assessment; risk reduction; risk control techniques; fostering a safe and healthy work culture in the workforce; environmental management; and health and wellbeing.

On completion of this programme you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). The IOSH membership grade awarded will be dependent on your qualifications and work experience.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements
Standard entry:
4 Highers at ABBB including Biology or Human Biology plus English and Maths at National 5.

Entry to year 2 is possible with 3 Advanced Highers at BBC including Biology plus English, Maths and Chemistry at National 5.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Biology or Human Biology plus English and Maths at National 5.

Progression Routes

Upon successful completion of the BSc Hons programme, students can apply to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health to become a graduate member of IOSH and could therefore, on acceptance, use the designatory letters Grad IOSH. This category denotes those who are academically qualified to become Chartered Members, but are currently completing a mandatory IPD/CPD cycle.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

UCAS Code

N620

Course Length

6 years

Faculty

School of Health and Life Sciences

Department

Biological Sciences and Health

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uws.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals