Occupational Medicine, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7660
    Tuition (Year)
    3830
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #35 Online
The programme is delivered by distance learning and is designed for all doctors working in occupational medicine who intend to prepare for the Associateship examination of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This part-time blended learning course is designed for:

  • GPs wishing to pursue an academic qualification in occupational medicine;
  • doctors working in occupational medicine, particularly those in specialist training posts, who intend to prepare for their professional examinations with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM);
  • doctors of other disciplines who have an interest in Occupational Medicine.

The course adheres closely to the syllabus requirements of the FOM (London and Ireland) and aims to provide you with an overview of the whole spectrum of medicine and hygiene within the sphere of work.

Aims

This course provides you with:

  • the information required by medical practitioners working in the field of occupational medicine, and allows you to pursue an academic qualification in this subject;
  • access to a range of specialist knowledge and resources within the discipline of occupational health;
  • the benefit of blended learning methodology, which allows you to apply the knowledge gained during your day-to-day work;
  • the evidence on which occupational health practice is based;
  • the benefit of studying in a research-enriched environment and, for those progressing to the third year of the MSc, the opportunity to undertake research-based activities relevant to occupational health.

The third year of the MSc aims to give training and experience in formulating a research question, designing and executing an appropriate study and drawing valid conclusions through writing a dissertation.

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Programme Structure

This part-time blended learning course is designed for:

  • GPs wishing to pursue an academic qualification in occupational medicine;

  • doctors working in occupational medicine, particularly those in specialist training posts, who intend to prepare for their professional examinations with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM);

  • doctors of other disciplines who have an interest in Occupational Medicine.

The course adheres closely to the syllabus requirements of the FOM (London and Ireland) and aims to provide you with an overview of the whole spectrum of medicine and hygiene within the sphere of work.

Aims

This course provides you with:

  • the information required by medical practitioners working in the field of occupational medicine, and allows you to pursue an academic qualification in this subject;

  • access to a range of specialist knowledge and resources within the discipline of occupational health;

  • the benefit of blended learning methodology, which allows you to apply the knowledge gained during your day-to-day work;

  • the evidence on which occupational health practice is based;

  • the benefit of studying in a research-enriched environment and, for those progressing to the third year of the MSc, the opportunity to undertake research-based activities relevant to occupational health.

The third year of the MSc aims to give training and experience in formulating a research question, designing and executing an appropriate study and drawing valid conclusions through writing a dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Potential students must hold a medical degree from an approved institution. No experience in occupational medicine is necessary.

English language

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 (6.0 in each component)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (22 in each component)
  • Other international entry requirements

Overseas students should note that:

  • in Year 1, students are required to attend in Manchester for a one-day seminar associated with Module 1 in Month 3 and the same for Module 2 in Month 5 or 6, and for one exam day in Month 10;
  • students will be required to participate in two tutorials per course module for Modules 4 to 8, via teleconference;
  • In Year 2, students are required to attend in Manchester for a four-day practical course in Month 5 and for one exam day in Month 10;
  • In Year 3, students are required to attend a three-day Dissertation Course held at the University in Month 1;
  • all examinations are held at the University.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 7660 International
  • GBP 3830 EU/EEA
Modular (part-time distance learning)
  • UK/EU students: £1,915 per unit
  • International students: £1,915 per unit

Funding

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