General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 90

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1.5 YEARS

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Psychology / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Occupational health and safety (1022)

Main focus

; The main objective of this master’s programme is for students to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills needed to perform the professional duties of a high-level specialist in health and safety at work, as set out in Appendix VI of Royal Decree 39/1997 (17 January 1997), which specifies the regulations governing health and safety services. Accordingly, this programme will train students so that they can specialise in the different, non-medical fields of health and safety, such as safety at work, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and applied psychosociology. It will homogenise and create a foundation of the basic scientific knowledge of students from different branches of science, which will serve as the basis for postgraduate studies in health and safety. This programme will also promote research, innovation, and development in health and safety. Finally, it will make students aware of the importance of the techniques, models, and principles for the integration of management systems in the company by effectively retrieving and acquiring relevant ideas and information.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales

Qualification requirements

90 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Auditing in Risk Prevention Systems 1st Year 2nd Semester
Chemical Principles in Industrial Hygiene 1st Year 2nd Semester
Compulsory Additional Credits in Physics, Chemistry, and Biomedicine 1st Year 2nd Semester
Environmental and Quality Management: Related Techniques 1st Year 1st Semester
Ergonomics 1st Year 2nd Semester
General Principles of Safety 1st Year 1st Semester
General Safety Conditions 1st Year 2nd Semester
Industrial Toxicology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Legal Liability in Occupational Risk Prevention 1st Year 2nd Semester
Management of Occupational Risk Prevention 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 2nd Year 1st Semester
Methodology and Procedures for Risk Assessment: General Auditing Techniques 1st Year 1st Semester
Occupational Medicine 1st Year 1st Semester
Occupational Risk Prevention: Legislation 1st Year 1st Semester
Physical and Biological Principles in Industrial Hygiene 1st Year 2nd Semester
Prevention and Protection against Fire and Explosions 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychosociology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Methodology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Specialty of Ergonomics and Psychosociology. Ergonomics in the Workplace 2nd Year 1st Semester
Specialty of Ergonomics and Psychosociology. Intervention in Situations of Psychosocial Risk 2nd Year 1st Semester
Specialty of Ergonomics and Psychosociology. New Psychosocial Pathologies 2nd Year 1st Semester
Specialty of Ergonomics and Psychosociology. Organisational Ergonomics 2nd Year 1st Semester
Specialty of Industrial Hygiene. Hospital Hygiene 2nd Year 1st Semester
Specialty of Industrial Hygiene. Hygiene in Industrial Processes 2nd Year 1st Semester
Specialty of Safety at Work. Safety in the Construction Industry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Specialty of Safety at Work. Safety in Working Conditions 1 1st Year 2nd Semester
Specialty of Safety at Work. Safety in Working Conditions 2 1st Year 2nd Semester
Techniques for the Improvement of Working Conditions 1st Year 1st Semester
Training: Communication, Information and Negotiation Techniques 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement 2nd Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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