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Occupational Health degrees abroad

Occupational health is a branch of healthcare that’s concerned with the safety and wellbeing of employees in the workplace. You’ll graduate with the skills needed to anticipate and prevent hazards in professional settings.

As an occupational health student, you’ll develop an understanding of biological, chemical, physical, and psychological hazards, and learn how to implement effective safeguarding strategies. You’ll get to grips with the legislation surrounding employee welfare, and consider the professional and ethical responsibilities of employers.

Working conditions vary dramatically across the world. By earning your degree abroad, you’ll appreciate the challenges faced by employees and employers in different countries, and gain a global perspective of 21st-century workplaces.

Occupational Health program structure

You can study occupational health at various undergraduate and graduate levels. One-year certificate programs and two-year associate degrees provide comprehensive groundings in the field. They also offer a useful route into entry-level employment or further study.

Bachelor’s degrees are broader and more in-depth programs of study. They’re studied over a minimum of three years, or four years if you enroll at a US university. Taking your BSc in the US means you’ll study liberal arts modules alongside your occupational health major.

Master’s degrees in occupational health are usually studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Entry requirements differ between universities but, as a general rule, you’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

If you’re interested in conducting an original research project, you might consider studying a PhD or MPhil. Course length varies from student to student, but they usually take between four and seven years to finish.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and workplace visits. To gain hands-on experience, you might be required to undertake a professional placement as part of your course too.

You’ll take a mixture of theoretical and practical modules in the following core areas:

  • Principles and practices of occupational health practice
  • Occupational health management
  • Workplace health-risk management
  • Health surveillance
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Absence management
  • Occupational ergonomics
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Occupational Health study abroad programs

What are the top occupational health undergraduate programs abroad?

  • California State University, SacramentoPublic Health: Occupational Health and Safety - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Occupational Health, Public Health
    Location
    Sacramento, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800USD
  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningWorkplace Health and Wellness - BHS

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Occupational Health
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    20,471CAD

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What are the top occupational health postgraduate programs abroad?

  • RMIT UniversityOccupational Health and Safety - MOHS

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Feb, Jul
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Occupational Health
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Next start date
    February 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    42,240AUD
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityPublic Health: Environmental and Occupational Health - MPH

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Occupational Health, Public Health
    Location
    Tallahassee, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868USD
  • Middle Tennessee State UniversityEngineering Technology: Occupational Health & Safety - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Engineering Technology, Occupational Health
    Location
    Murfreesboro, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172USD
  • Centennial CollegeWorkplace Wellness and Health Promotion (Morningside Campus) - OCGCert

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Subject area
    Healthcare, Occupational Health
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    17,378CAD

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Future occupational health careers

All employers have a legal and moral duty to protect their employees, so occupational health graduates secure important positions across countless industries and sectors.

Your observational, analytical, and problem-solving skills will help you to safeguard individuals working in construction companies, government departments, healthcare services, manufacturing firms, and more. Here are some of the roles you’d be best suited to:

  • Occupational health nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Ergonomist
  • Environmental protection officer
  • Care manager

Most universities have a careers service you can turn to for extra support and guidance. As well as discussing your interests and ambitions, they can help with CV writing, interview techniques, and job applications.

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