Occupational health and safety management (Masters)

consecutive / full and part time

In order for work to be fulfilling throughout one’s working life, experts are needed in the field of occupational safety and health who can take a holistic view of work-related processes and actively help to shape health-promoting aspects at important interfaces between people, technology and organization. The interaction of safety-related aspects, management techniques and the combined consideration of emotional and technical work characteristics guarantee a varied and attractive field of work.

The focus of the interdisciplinary course is on all elements that are directly linked to the establishment and operation of a company health management system to ensure occupational health and safety. This includes action skills for planning, implementing and evaluating safety and health-related measures, as well as the necessary methodological and social skills.

The offer is open to everyone who has a first academic degree and wants to deepen their knowledge in the subject area. The standard period of study is three full-time semesters, which can be shortened by recognizing achievements from previous studies.

degree Master of Science (M. Sc.)
type of programme full-time programme or part-time programme
semester start winter and summer semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 3 semesters / 90 ECTS or 6 semesters / 90 ECTS (part-time) (possibility of recognizing achievements from previous studies)
admission requirements
  • First university degree with at least 210 ECTS points (applicants with fewer ECTS points are offered a propaedeutic preparatory semester)
  • Language requirements for non-native speakers: German level C1
Admission restriction no restricted entry
course languageGerman
tuition fees semester fee only
  • Management, staff or consulting functions in the area of ​​occupational safety, health management or personnel development and cross-system management tasks
  • Advisory and coordination activities in the same fields of action, e.g. with social security representatives such as health insurance and professional associations, the public service and administration as well as other service providers
  • option of self-employment

course-flyer (in german language)

study schedule, study and examination regulations (Modulux Database)

to the faculty website



Ms Elke Kunze

International prospective students
International full-time students

Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061



International Office

Katrin Jugelt
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063

Postal address
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB)
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)