Occupational Health BSc

1. Overview

This course is aimed at health professionals working or aspiring to work in Occupational Health.

Designed to provide a clear skill set from an educational programme, the course focuses on achieving standards of expertise sufficient for safe and effective Occupational Health practice.

If students wish to exit with a minimum of 60 credits they will be directed to the Professional Studies Framework.

2. What you will study

In the course you will study:

  • Principles of occupational health
  • Workplace health risk management
  • Health surveillance
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Absence management
  • Leadership
  • Occupational Health Management

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. How you will learn

This course is driven by a philosophy that is student centred, progressive, and practice focused on Occupational Health.

Students will learn online using our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle and apply the theoretical learning to their practice. The learning will be assessed through theoretical assessments and projects.

4. Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be a suitable qualification as a health professional in a relevant topic, with the minimum of 240 credits at SCQF level 8 or equivalent. In addition students are expected to be working within occupational health practice.

English Language

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2018/2019

UK/EU Students

  • £5,100 (£2,550 per annum)

International Students

  • £10,350 (£5,175 per annum)

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £5,180 (£2,590 per annum)

International Students

  • £10,050 (£5,025 per annum)


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

Information for Undergraduate Applicants

Terms and Conditions of Admissions

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

7. Prospects

This programme develops a practitioner skilled in the essential expertise required by today’s Occupational Health Professional to work within and develop and lead occupational health services particularly in relation to clinical practice and leadership.

All health care is a changing environment and this is particularly the case with Occupational Health whose expertise is increasingly required to provide an effective work force. This programme enables students to develop their practise and accelerate their career progression.

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Course Length

60 weeks or two years total

Mode of Attendance

Online Learning

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