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Robert Gordon University

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Robert Gordon University


Name : Lynda Bruce


BSc in Occupational Health– a Two-year distance learning degree Programme.

Our curriculum covers a broad knowledge and understanding of theories, principles, and concepts relevant to occupational health (OH) including:

  • Principles of Occupational health
  • Workplace health risk management
  • Health surveillance
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Absence management
  • Leadership
  • Occupational Health Management

Overview of the course at:

RGU BSc Occupational Health

BSc OH Detailed Module Information

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this programme will normally be a qualification as a health professional in a relevant topic, with a minimum of 240 credits at SCQF level 8 or equivalent. In addition, students must be working within occupational health practice part or full time. However, we are happy to discuss alternate access to learning options.

We are currently taking applications for the BSc Occupational Health 2024-2026 see link below. The course begins Mid-September 2024.

 Apply Online

Course Information

The course is available on a university database called Moodle. All the modules / course program is fully online and accessible to suit shifts / work pattern. The students work through each module at their own pace within a recommended timeline.

RGU offer virtual classroom sessions and Students are encouraged to take part in offline student groups through social media, so they have peer support.

The Academic programme begins with an invitation to a virtual orientation welcome meeting the week before the course. There are eight modules in total over a two-year period allowing for summer break. The course begins annually mid -Sept  and interviews will start  in January 2024. We expect that during each module (32 weeks annually) the student will need as a minimum 10-hour study time a week.

RGU has three Occupational Health lecturers supported by other lecturers, associate lecturers and subject experts who offer added insights. Each student is allocated a personal tutor who will speak to each student at least once every term and additional appointments with any of the lecturers are always available.

MSc Ocupational Health – is currently under development

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Fully Online -part time -over 3 years


Face to Face 12 months-no long summer break

Prerequisites- Need a  Health-related degree or to have been working in Health /Social Care for previously two years.

The degree will comprise five core modules from our school plus choose a further three out of five modules from different areas including Law, Business School, and Computing

Please Note – English is the language of instruction at Robert Gordon University and all students must demonstrate that they are proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and listening before starting a course with us. Find out more at

English Language Requirements | RGU


If you have any queries. Please contact me Lynda Bruce at


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