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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Safety and Environmental Management (with NEBOSH) (part-time)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: N/A

What you'll study

Launch or further your career with the two globally recognised qualifications that form part of this course.

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Compulsory modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma unit B syllabus. Topics covered include the nature and history of occupational health and hygiene; physiology and toxicology; chemical and biological agents; and mental health at work.

  • Managing Health and Safety

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma Unit A syllabus. Topics covered include health and safety risk management; control of risk; health and safety culture; health and safety law; and measuring health and safety performance.

  • Workplace and Work Equipment

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma Unit C syllabus. Topics covered include safe place of work, work equipment safety, construction safety and fire safety.

  • Health and Safety Management Workplace Based Project

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma unit DNI assignment. It gives you the opportunity to undertake a critical analysis of the safety management system and arrangements in place at your workplace.

Second year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Compulsory modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Module A: Management of Environmental Risk

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include principles of environmental risk management, control strategies for environmental risk and the range of environmental audit systems.

  • Module B: Legal and Organisational Factors

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include the environmental legislative framework, enforcement of environmental law, and civil liability.

  • Module C: Control Measures for Environmental Risks

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include solid and liquid wastes, gaseous and particulate releases to atmosphere, water pollution, noise, nuisance and classification and protection of the countryside.

  • Environmental Management I

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include environmental management systems, producer responsibility and renewable energy.

Final year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Compulsory modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Disaster and Emergency Management

    Develop an understanding of the potential impact of a disaster on an organisation, as well as the methods of managing disasters and emergencies. You'll study historical development; definitions and institutions; law, guidance and sources of information; major incident investigation and public inquiries; and management of disasters and emergencies.

  • Environmental Management II

    This module focuses on means of managing environmental sustainability in organisations. Topics covered include sustainable development in relation to energy, construction, transport, materials, and water and waste management.

  • Law, Professional Ethics and Health and Safety Management

    This module gives insights into law and professional ethics as they apply to health and safety managers. Topics include safety management systems; performance monitoring techniques; human resources issues; role and function of expert witnesses; and the need for and function of liability insurance.

  • Managing Health and Safety

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma Unit A syllabus. Topics covered include health and safety risk management; control of risk; health and safety culture; health and safety law; and measuring health and safety performance.

  • Workplaces, Workplace Equipment and Occupational Health and Hygiene

    Develop insight into advanced issues relating to work equipment safety and occupational health and hygiene. Topics include reliability centred maintenance, control in high risk industries, liaising with architects and designers, occupational health and hygiene control programmes and emerging issues in occupational health.

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More about this course

This four year part-time degree is ideal if you want to reinforce or further a career in safety and environmental management. It incorporates both the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management.

  • This programme is accredited by NEBOSH, the world leading exam board for health, safety and environmental qualifications.
  • The course satisfies the requirements for non-chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM) and specialist membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SIIRSM).
  • It also satisfies the academic requirements for graduate membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) which in turn leads to chartered membership.
  • 93% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018).

If you enrol on the full BSc programme, you can progress through the course with some flexibility. You can leave at the appropriate point if you just want one or both of the NEBOSH diplomas. Or you can continue and study for the full BSc qualification, along with the NEBOSH diplomas.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.

Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

50%

50%

Second year

37%

63%

Final year

55%

45%


Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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Excellent job prospects - 94% of our students are in work or study six months after graduating. (HESA 2017)

Industry links include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

Entry requirements

Applicants on to year 1 of the BSc would normally possess the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health or other qualification in health and safety at level 3 or above.  However other qualifications and/or experience can be considered.  Please include a CV and copies of certificates when applying for a place.

International students

Fees and funding

  • NEBOSH Year 1: £3,690
  • NEBOSH Year 2: £2,000
  • National Diploma in Environmental Management: £3,275
  • NEBOSH BSc Year 4: £3,440

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Future prospects

This programme equips you with the skills and competence to promote and improve health, safety and environmental performance in the workplace.

The programme leads to a professional qualification and potential chartered graduate membership of the recognised professional body in the field, the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Holding the BSc degree qualification in addition to the NEBOSH Diploma will enhance your employment prospects in this challenging and developing profession.