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Undergraduate

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

Launch or further your career with a part-time BSc programme which earns you two extra globally recognised qualifications.

Key information

Study mode

Part-time

Course length

4 years

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Course overview

This four year part-time BSc 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.

You enrol on the full BSc programme but 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, on top of your NEBOSH diplomas.

Six reasons to study NEBOSH Safety and Environmental Management at Hull

  1. 93% graduate employability rating#
  2. Programme accredited by NEBOSH
  3. Pathway to membership of three industry bodies
  4. Work on projects with major industrial firms§
  5. Gain CV-boosting skills in developing professions
  6. Tailor this flexible programme to your needs

What you'll study

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    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 modules

  • Compulsory

    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 modules

  • Compulsory

    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.

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

How you'll study

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.

Overall workload

300 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

900 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

50%
50%
  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Coursework

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

Overall workload

300 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

900 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

37%
63%
  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Coursework

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

Overall workload

300 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

900 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

25%
75%
  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Coursework

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

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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.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

Year 1
£3,916 

Year 2
£2,166

Year 3
£3,459

Year 4
£3,440

Please note, the fees shown are for 2019 entry. The fees for 2020 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

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. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • Environmental manager

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).

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†NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is globally-recognised for health, safety and environmental qualifications

‡Satisfies requirements for non-chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM), specialist membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SIIRSM), and graduate membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

§Industry links have included projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever