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Safety And Risk Management

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Public awareness of hazards and risks has enhanced the importance of safety assessment and management in today’s increasingly litigious society. Risk and safety issues need to be evaluated in a structured and calculated manner but in the light of an overall organisational strategy.

This programme aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of risk assessment techniques, the public and individual perception of risk, and how decisions are made in competitive business markets. The programme focuses on practical applications of safety methodologies, ergonomics and human factors, and safety and risk management techniques. It will develop students’ skills to undertake safety studies and manage safety and risk to the best national and international standards.

You can exit after 2-3 years with PgDip Safety And Risk Management.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MSc programme will normally:
have a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent) in engineering or a relevant science discipline, or demonstrate equivalent academic ability based on industrial experience or membership of a professional institution.

Heriot-Watt Online students must first take exams in two courses of the programme, Human Factors Methods and Learning from Disasters. Based on the results for these entry courses students will continue on the programme at MSc or at PG Diploma level.

Students will additionally have access to the short course 'Introduction to Digital Study and Academic Skills', to prepare for postgraduate study.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 - 7 years

Faculty

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Department

Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Construction

Career Sectors

Architecture

Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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