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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.

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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

Occupational Health study abroad programs

Occupational health undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in occupational health

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    Occupational Health and Safety - BASc Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,047 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,749 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Public Health: Occupational Health and Safety - BSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Workplace Health and Wellness - BHS Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,594 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,105 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in occupational health

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    Occupational Health and Safety - Dip British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,471 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,446 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Occupational Health and Safety - Dip Nova Scotia Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,486 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,690 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in occupational health

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    Occupational Health and Safety (Notre Dame Campus) - Cert Red River College Polytechnic, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,966 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,729 CAD

    Start date
    August
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Occupational health graduate programs

Master's in occupational health

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    Engineering Technology: Occupational Health & Safety - MSc Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Health Science: Occupational Health and Safety - MHSc Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    24,289 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,870 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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    Occupational Health and Safety - MOHS RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,405 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,240 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Occupational Health - MAppSc McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,362 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Occupational health and safety - MA Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,437 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in occupational health

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    Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness - GradCert Conestoga College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,759 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,954 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion (Morningside Campus) - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,615 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,378 CAD

    Start date
    September
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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.