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University of Wollongong (UOW)

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Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced (Risk Management)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced provides a choice of first specialisations in Risk Management, Ergonomics or Occupational Hygiene, and second specialisations in either Health Promotion or WHS Research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
455, 086232F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$22,560 per year / $45,120 total
International Fees
$31,920 per year / $63,840 total

About this course

The Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced provides a choice of first specialisations in Risk Management, Ergonomics or Occupational Hygiene, and second specialisations in either Health Promotion or WHS Research. It is intended for students who want to broaden or deepen their studies with a two year degree.

The Risk Management specialisation gives students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in an area of high employment demand. Health Promotion develops advanced knowledge and skills related to population health. The Research specialisation allows for a significant research project in the final stage of the program.

This degree

UOW's Work Health and Safety programs have been developed in conjunction with a wide range of industry sectors to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety in the workplace.

The program has a flexible mode of delivery, with online content delivered up front, and block teaching sessions of 3–5 days for exploration and application of subject material. On campus teaching components utilise a range of resources, including the well-equipped OHS Laboratory.

What you will study

The Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced (Risk Management) provides an intensive professional program of study in the area of occupational health and safety, specialising in Risk Management. The knowledge and skills you develop throughout the course will be applied to a research-based capstone workplace project in the final stage of the degree program. This will give you a high level of evidence-based professional practice in occupational health and safety.

You will either broaden or deepen your study by completing a second specialisation in Health Promotion or WHS Research.

UAC 935121

Entry requirements

A recognised 3-year Bachelor degree with a major in a Science or Health-related discipline; or a degree in another relevant area (for example Engineering) which contains at least one year of science-based subjects. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered.
MWHS Adv students commencing in Spring, with no prior credit, must complete the Health Promotion specialisation before commencing their WHS subjects.

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Wollongong

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at University of Wollongong (UOW).
90.2%
Overall satisfaction
87.7%
Skill scale
83.6%
Teaching scale
83.9%
Employed full-time
$90k
Average salary