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Master of Science in Occupational Hygiene

e-Mark Distance Learning | The University of Greenwich,UK
Awarded by
The University of Greenwich,UK
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
02 Feb 2018 (Fri)
2 years to 5 years
Course Fee
Programme Fee: GBP1,288 per course X 8 courses
Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.
All fees are non-refundable.
How to Apply
Deadline on 09 Jan 2018 (Tue)

These programmes are particularly designed for occupational hygiene, safety and health practitioners. In order to gain these master's degree awards, students must complete a total of six taught courses and one dissertation in their respective specialisation.

They are intended to provide knowledge in identifying workplace hazards and developing professional skills for effective decision making on appropriate means of control. 

We offer this 2-year distance-learning postgraduate programme with University of Greenwich, UK. This programme has been developed in response to the growing awareness towards the occupational health and safety in workplace. It has been particularly designed for practitioners of Occupational Hygiene, Safety and Health to pursue their professional development in a structured way.

To obtain the master degree award, a student must complete a total of 6 taught courses, together with a MSc dissertation (2 Courses).  Each course is self-contained and receives its own credits.

Core Course

Introduction to Occupational Safety Practice (A)

1. Safety and Risk Management

2. The Chemical Environment

3. Environmental Impact and Management

4. The Reflective Practitioner*

5. Disaster Management and Recovery*

6. Management of Physical Agents

7. Ergonomics and Workplace Psychology

Dissertation (2 Courses)
- Critical Thinking
- Research Methods

(A): Additional course for applicants who do not have the appropriate health and safety qualifications or experience.

*Optional Course

There are 2 intakes in each academic year: Autumn Intake (August to January) and Spring Intake (February to July). In the second year, students may enroll in 2 courses in addition to a dissertation (12,000 - 15,000 words) that counts as 2 courses.

Each course comprises two series of compulsory lectures generally conducted in two to three designated study weekends during the term. Academic staff from the University of Greenwich will conduct lectures for the first study weekend and the local tutors will conduct lectures for the other study weekends. 

1. Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation.

2. The maximum period of registration is 5 years.

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Applicants are expected to possess a bachelor’s degree in the physical science discipline awarded by a recognized university.

Applicants who are members of an appropriate professional body and have appropriate professional experience may also be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants will be expected to demonstrate a proficiency in English such as IELTS with a minimum average score of 6.0or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550; applicants who do not satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirement may be required to attend an interview or take an English enhancement course. This requirement will not apply to applicants who hold a qualification studied in English at an appropriate level.

Application Fee

HK$200 , non-refundable

Course Fee
  • Programme Fee: GBP1,288 per course X 8 courses
    Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.
    All fees are non-refundable.

The MSc/PgDip in Occupational Hygiene programme has been accredited by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and graduates will be exempted from the written examination of the Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene.

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.


The School provides a platform for online services for a selected range of products it offers. While every effort is made to ensure timeliness and accuracy of information contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty or assurance regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.