Master's Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management – Safety Management and Engineering

Tampere Universities

Program Description

Master's Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management – Safety Management and Engineering

Tampere Universities

Towards a SAFER future

The complex and rapidly changing security and safety environment, continuous technological advancements, and new needs concerning enterprise risk management, occupational safety and the protection of citizens are calling for innovative and future-oriented interdisciplinary education in the fields of security and safety management.

New professions will continue to emerge in both the public and private sectors (public administration, security organisations, businesses and civil society) locally, nationally and globally. The new professions in security, safety and risk management require innovative in-depth knowledge and skills that are based on interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies. Organisations and enterprises need highly qualified professionals with a thorough understanding of security and safety management, safety engineering, risk management, governance and leadership.

The Masters Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management (SAFER) responds to this demand by educating experts who specialise in either Safety Management and Engineering or Security Governance. Depending on their major, students graduate with the degree of Master of Science in Technology, MSc (Tech), or with a Masters Degree in Administrative Sciences, MSc (Admin). The two majors have their own admission and degree requirements. Apart from the majors, the programme mainly consists of joint courses. Students enrolled in SAFER can also choose courses across any of the faculties at Tampere University.


Study objectives

The complex and rapidly changing security and safety environment, continuous technological advancements, and new needs concerning enterprise risk management, occupational safety and the protection of citizens are calling for innovative and future-oriented interdisciplinary education in the fields of security and safety management. Professions will continue to emerge in both the public and private sectors (public administration, security organisations, businesses and civil society) locally, nationally and globally. 

These professions in security, safety and risk management require innovative in-depth knowledge and skills that are based on interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies. Organisations and enterprises need highly qualified professionals with a thorough understanding of security and safety management, safety engineering, risk management, governance and leadership. 

The Master’s Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management (SAFER) responds to this demand by educating experts in two different focus areas: Safety Management and Engineering [MSc (Tech)] and Security Governance [MSc (Admin)]. The two majors have their own admission and degree requirements.

The major in Safety Management and Engineering leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology and is aimed at students who hold a BSc degree in engineering or technology. Students who major in Safety Management and Engineering develop expertise in the management of safety, health and environmental risks as well as enterprise risk management related to production, products and services and in the use of tools that are typical of safety and risk management and engineering.


Study contents

The Master’s Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management is a unique combination of technological and social scientific approaches. The insightful programme provides students with a solid understanding of safety and security management, risk management, governance and leadership.

The studies consist of joint programme studies in Security and Safety Management, intermediate studies in Safety Management and Engineering, and elective studies in a chosen area (students pursuing a master's degree in technology are also required to complete an additional study module). Students may freely select their additional module (minor) to direct their expertise towards the desired career path or a field of interest.

All students with a previous degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences (AMK) are required to take complementary studies, which generally include courses in mathematics, physics and/or chemistry depending on the student's background.

All students in the Master’s Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management take part in a joint master’s seminar towards the end of their studies and prepare a master’s thesis under the supervision of a professor.


Structure of studies

The completion of the Master’s programme (120 cr) takes two years of full-time study.


Career opportunities

Possible job titles of our graduates are, for example:

  • HSEQ manager
  • Occupational safety specialist
  • Risk manager
  • Safety engineer
  • Safety manager
  • Safety officer
  • System safety engineer


Postgraduate study opportunities

Students who complete the degree programme are eligible to seek admission to doctoral studies. Graduates who major in Safety Management and Engineering are eligible for doctoral studies in industrial engineering and management.


Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for the programme is 12,000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students.

You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. a citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.


Scholarships

Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

When filling in your application form for a Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
per academic year for non-EU/EEA students.
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Finland - Tampere
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