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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Graduate with the skills you need to meet industry demand for highly qualified OHS professionals and to work globally in remote, rural or urban regions, across all industries.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5653, 092059G
Intake Months
Feb, Aug
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $82,080 total

About this course

The 32-unit Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science is designed for graduates in any field who have completed first year university level science.

For your two year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) studies, you'll undertake 14 courses, together with an elective to suit your interests and career goals.

You'll learn to apply theory to practice, build your industry contacts, and extend your independence as a researcher through a one- or two-semester industry research project.

You'll also have the opportunity to work in a host workplace on a part-time basis and plan, design, perform, analyse and report on an OHS industry research project.

You'll graduate ready to work across Australia and overseas, and across all industries, including mining, agriculture, retail, hospitality, construction, transport, manufacturing, health care, government, private sector or consultancy.

UQ's program is accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. As a graduate, you'll be eligible to become a member of the following professional associations: Safety Institute of Australia, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights

  • Learn from some of Australia's top Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) experts.
  • Benefit from an industry-accredited program developed in response to industry demand for highly-qualified OHS professionals.
  • Study a range of complementary disciplines, including environmental management, business and engineering, to further strengthen your work-readiness.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Workplace health and safety adviser
  • Health safety environment administrator
  • Occupational health and safety policy officer
  • Occupational health and safety manager
  • Occupational health and safety compliance investigator
  • Occupational health and safety infection control practitioner
  • Health, safety and environmental manager