Postgraduate

Master of Work Health and Safety

Develop knowledge and skills in the area of Work Health and Safety (WHS), specifically the scientific, behavioural, legal and business aspects of WHS are addressed.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

The course prepares graduates for a career as a Health and Safety Professional, with employment in various sectors, including Government agencies (WorkSafe, WorkCover), Local Government (OSH managers), Private Sector (OSH managers/advisers) and Education (Post-secondary OSH educators).

The course prepares graduates for a career as a Health and Safety Professional, with employment in various sectors, including Government agencies (WorkSafe, WorkCover), Local Government (OSH managers), Private Sector (OSH managers/advisers) and Education (Post-secondary OSH educators).

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.
Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.
Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2018
$23,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$47,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$72,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$74,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Science with a major in Sport Science and/or Exercise and Health, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
or
(b) a bachelor's degree in a related field of study, as recognised by UWA, that included foundation units in at least two of the following sub-discipline areas: motor control, exercise physiology, functional anatomy, psychology, chemistry, physics (Chemistry ATAR and Physics ATAR also accepted);
or
(c)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) at least two years of full-time relevant professional experience.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills in the area of Work Health and Safety (WHS). It is recognised by the Safety Institute of Australia, the National Institute for health and safety professionals.

About The Course

This Master's course is interdisciplinary by nature. The core units are taken from Schools within the Science Faculty and this helps students to take an holistic perspective on work health and safety.
Master of Work Health and Safety

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 74530
CRICOS code
  • 093380B
Master of Work Health and Safety
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 74530
CRICOS code
  • 093380B
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Work Health and Safety

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Students without sufficient background in chemistry, physics, psychology, functional anatomy, motor control or exercise physiology take conversion units up to the value of 24 points.