Process Safety and Loss Prevention
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
Whether you’re already working in the field or just starting out, this course will deepen your understanding and equip you with skills and expertise in process safety, loss prevention and risk assessment. You’ll be ready for a career in the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries, or with any of the consultancies that service them.
Full time or part time
This course is available full time over a year, or part time over two or three years. Each module can be taken as a short course – useful if you’re already working in industry. Part-time students need to complete all modules within two years. You can take an extra third year to complete your dissertation if you need to – we won’t charge fees for that year. Apply now
Accredited by the the Institution of Chemical Engineers
- Introduction to Process Safety and Loss Prevention
- Leadership and Management of Process Safety
- Hazards and Protection
- Human Error and Human Behaviour
- Process Safety in Chemicals, Pharma and Fine Chemicals Industries
- Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
- Major Hazard and Emergency Planning
- Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety
- Dissertation (for MSc)
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
We use a mixture of lessons and discussions, real-life case studies, workshops and hands-on computer sessions.
Continuous assessment is based on assignments for each module, and a dissertation.
- MSc(Eng): 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
- Diploma: 9 months full-time
What I like most about my course is that it’s totally applied to industry: it’s very practical and the lecturers have a lot of industry experience. I love that with my work I can avoid big accidents occurring and save lives and the environment.
Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin
MSc(Eng) Process Safety and Loss Prevention
A good honours degree in science, technology or engineering.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
Contact us for current information on available scholarships.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 7500
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.