M.Sc. Occupational Medicine (online)

  • Online
  • 36 months
  • GBP7350 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP3570 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
The University of Manchester
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.



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.


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 Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 7350 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP 3570 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Start date
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance Regular mandatory meetings
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Foundation for Postgraduate Practice
  • Fitness for Work
  • Health and Workability
  • Aspects of Good Professional Behaviour
  • Understanding Physical Agents
  • Management of Occupationally Related Disease
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Management of Workplace Hazards

English Language Requirements

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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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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