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Official title: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Onsite

IconOctober 2024
Icon9 months
Icon60 ECTS

🏅 Enroll in the most demanded Master's degree on the market.

Our Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention, trains you as SUPERIOR TECHNICIAN IN OCCUPATIONAL RISK PREVENTION.

  • IUNIT gives you the 3 titled specialties, signed by the URJC:
  1. Safety at work. 🥇
  2. Industrial hygiene. 🥈
  3. Applied Ergonomics and Psychology. 🥉

What is the PRL Master about?

✔️ It is a master's degree in accordance with current legislation, being a fully updated degree and without expiration.

✔️ Companies from all sectors need highly qualified professionals in preventive matters, to comply with the legal obligations derived from the Occupational Risk Prevention Law.

✔️ It is a highly recommended Master's degree for managers and middle managers of companies.

✔️ With a single Master's degree, you access the 3 preventive specialties, previously named; For this reason, there are many university careers that can influence it.

✔️ To complete this Master's Degree, it is NOT necessary to have completed a specific degree: any degree allows access to study it.

✔️ It is a Master endowed with an academic value of Official Postgraduate in PRL, something key today, especially since the entry into force of the Bologna Plan.

✔️ The Master provides students with the necessary knowledge to identify the risks derived from the most important productive and economic activities in the current labor market, which adds added value, since each company that the technician visits is a source of learning.

✔️ The Master provides the necessary knowledge to carry out and face occupational risk prevention audits and the implementation of OHSAS standards or the ISO Standard that is already replacing it.

✔️ The purpose of the Master is to train expert professionals, concerned about safety and health at work, with sufficient capacity and knowledge to collaborate in the reduction of occupational accidents and try to achieve a zero accident rate.


  • Identify and assess the risks and damages to the health of workers
  • Manage the necessary resources for the development and implementation of programs and intervention plans to improve working conditions in the company.
  • Acquire general and specific knowledge of the three specialties established in the regulations: Safety at Work, Ergonomics and Applied Psychosociology and Occupational Health.
  • Implement a health and safety system in the companies and establish procedures to control the effectiveness of the planned measures.
  • Participate in research on the damage to the health of workers.
  • Acquire the necessary skills to raise the level of protection of the safety and health of workers in the company.
  • Obtain a theoretical and practical methodological and instrumental training of a transversal nature that is useful in their professional and research life.

Get certified as an Internal Auditor

Thanks to the agreement with Bureau Veritas you can obtain the ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditor Certification, with which you will differentiate your profile. You will accredit your skills to be able to work internationally and you will be prepared to carry out higher level functions in Occupational Risk Prevention.

The ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditor Certification will allow you to implement the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in any organization. This new standard establishes the requirements that a company must meet, regardless of its characteristics, volume and economic sector. In this way, they can control the risks associated with their activities and continuously improve their performance.


Name of the Master Plazas Format Price
Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety 40 Onsite


*URJC university fees (link)

The Master is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals trained to comply with regulations in the field of occupational health and safety, and other regulations that affect working conditions in companies and organizations.

You can expand the information in the following article where the activity, characteristics and reasons for studying Occupational Risk Prevention or Occupational Health are detailed.

Leather Reasons to study Occupational Risk Prevention or Occupational Health and Safety.

Who is this course for

Professionals from multiple areas, related to the context of occupational risk prevention who wish to specialize to enable their training in this field. The areas of knowledge in which a professional can intervene in based on your knowledge and experience are those techniques (Technical Engineering, Architecture), those related to the Social or Legal Sciences (Labor Relations, Labor Sciences, Law, ADE, Economics), exact Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology), Health Sciences (Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Veterinary) and Humanities (Psychology).

Module ECTS credits Semester
Fundamentals and legal framework of the ORP 6 1 º
Communication and negotiation in the ORP 3 1 º
Training as a basic element 3 1 º
safety at work 6 1 º
Industrial hygiene 6 1 º
Ergonomics and applied psychosociology 6 1 º
New emerging risks 3 2 º
Occupational risk prevention management systems 3 2 º
Quality management, environment and road safety 3 2 º
Audits of occupational risk prevention management systems 3 2 º
System of responsibilities in terms of occupational risk prevention 3 2 º
External Internships 9 2 º
Master's thesis 6 2 º




To find out the best option for paying for your studies, you can choose between the different alternatives that best suit your needs.

Special benefits for any modality

Early payment discounts

Check the dates of your program and you will get a 5% discount*

*This discount does not apply to management fees and other academic fees established by the URJC

Payment in installments for face-to-face and semi-face-to-face modality

Payment through monthly installments allows financing the amount of the Master throughout the course. This modality requires a single prior payment as a place reservation.

Payment method:

  • Full-time Master's degree (1 academic year)
    • early booking: €600
    • Dues: 3 to 12 monthly payments from the payment of the advance reservation of place. (The total amount of the master's degree must be paid at the end of the course).

Payment in installments for distance modality (Online)

Payment through monthly installments allows financing the amount of the Master throughout the course. This modality requires a single prior payment as a place reservation.

Payment method:

  • Full-time Master's degree (1 academic year)
    • early booking: €600
    • Dues: 3 to 12 monthly payments from the payment of the advance reservation of place. (The total amount of the master's degree must be paid at the end of the course).


To consult all the information about scholarships and grants, click here

The program is subject to the possibility of being financed by ¨Tripartite Foundation. The State Foundation for Employment Training (FUNDAE). You can get more information here

The steps to follow for the admission process are:

Admission profile

Students will be able to access the Master's degree while in possession of official qualifications whose most appropriate profiles would be degrees, degrees and diplomas related to Technical Engineering, Technical Architecture, Diplomas in Labor Relations and Nursing, Higher Engineering, Graduates in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Sciences of Work, Psychology, degrees in social and legal sciences in general (Law, Business Administration, Economics) or with health sciences (physiotherapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine) although not exclusively, or their foreign equivalents, either from the European Higher Education Area or any other space, prior verification of the level of equivalent training for access.

Where appropriate, if necessary, assessment of the student's curriculum, taking into account their professional experience, their projection in relation to the objectives of the master's degree, as well as their academic record. The selection of applicants will be carried out by the person in charge of the Master according to the following criteria: academic record 50% and professional experience 50%.


Applicants must be in possession of an official university degree that entitles them to access postgraduate studies.

The requirements for access to the proposed title are according to article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2:

  • In order to access the official Master's degrees, it will be necessary to be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes the same for access to the teachings of Master.
  • Likewise, graduates from educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area may access without the need for the homologation of their degrees, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that entitle in the country issuing the degree for access to postgraduate education. Access through this route will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title held by the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.
Admission request

Applicants for a Master's Degree will send in digital format to the email or by mail to the Admissions Department the following documentation:

  • Admission request completed (download it here).
  • Data veracity form completed (download it here).
  • Data Protection Form completed (download it here).
  • Passport or National Identity Document or equivalent.
  • College degree that give access to Master's studies or proof of having requested it.
  • Official Academic Certification issued by the Official Center of origin stating the qualifications of the studies carried out by the applicant. Said Certification must expressly state what constitutes the first and second cycle of the corresponding study plan.
  • Photography passport size, in color.

the applicants with foreign degreeThey must also present the following documentation:

  • Passport Number or Residence Card.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to a Postgraduate Official in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin.

*In case of having studied in a system outside the European Higher Education Area, the university degree and academic certification must be legalized by Hague Apostille or through diplomatic channels.

Legalization of Foreign Titles

  1. Documents issued by member countries of the European Union or participants in the Agreement on the European Higher Education Area (EEES) will not require any type of legalization.
  2. Documents issued outside the European Union or the European Higher Education Area (EHEA):
    • The Hague Apostille: In accordance with the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, the only formality required for documents from the States party to said Convention is the Apostille stamp placed by the competent authority of the State from which the document emanates and takes effect directly before any authority in Spain.
    • The diplomatic channel: It is the official procedure to be used for the legalization of foreign Civil Registry, notarial and administrative documents issued in countries that are not part of the Hague Convention.

The Hague Convention of October 5, 1961

The Agreement abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents issued in the signatory countries of said Agreement (BOE. num. 229, of 25.09.1978, num. 248, of 17.10.78 and num. 226, of 20.09.84) . Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis are signatories to the Convention.

diplomatic legalization

It is used in the rest of the countries that have not signed the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, in the case of Jamaica. In general, the documents to be legalized by this means must be presented before:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country issuing the documents and then
  • Diplomatic or consular representation of Spain in that country.

Official Spanish Translation

Documents issued abroad must be accompanied by an official translation into Spanish. Said translation may be made:

  • for any diplomatic representation or consular of the Spanish State abroad
  • The diplomatic or consular representation in Spain of the country of origin of the applicant or, where appropriate, the country of origin of the document.
  • Sworn translator, authorized or registered in Spain.
Litigation, Arbitration

Upon receipt of the documentation, from IUNIT, we will contact the student to communicate their acceptance and the steps they must take to complete the registration and enrollment. The admissions department will communicate the acceptance to the interested party within a period not exceeding 5 days.

Registration and registration

Once the admission to the program has been communicated, the student must pay the registration fee according to the chosen option. Likewise, from the communication of said admission, the candidate will have a period of 7 days to formalize the registration fees and the reservation of the place.


1 academic year.

Number of credits

60 ECTS (45 ECTS compulsory subjects, 9 ECTS external practices and 6 ECTS Final Master's Project).

Type of teaching and places offered

Onsite. 40 seats.


Full-time 60 ECTS / year for one year, or part-time 30 ECTS / year for two years.


200 hours of professional curricular internships with companies with an agreement corresponding to 9 ECTS. There is the possibility of extension to extracurricular practices. External practices are face-to-face.




More information.

Knowledge Branch

Social and Legal Sciences.

Minimum and Maximum number of ECTS credits by type of enrollment and course

Full-time: 30 ECTS minimum and 60 ECTS maximum.
Part-time: 6 ECTS minimum and 30 ECTS maximum.


The Center for Higher Education for Business, Innovation and Technology offers a series of scholarships that can reach up to 50% of the official value of the program. There is a limited number of scholarships that will be awarded under evaluation criteria by the internal committee of the IUNIT admissions department.
You can find more information on the IUNIT Scholarships page
Or contact us by mail

Learning Resources

It has 9 spacious and bright classrooms as well as two seminars. All of them have internet connection as well as Wi-Fi, projector, connection to virtual classrooms and blackboard. The center considers the intensive use of ICT as a central and transversal component of the learning process, so it has a computer infrastructure according to these needs. Access to the reprography room, library and bibliographic resource center is provided. As well as the sports facilities and library of the URJC.

Academic Staff
Academic Calendar

This Master in face-to-face mode takes place from Monday to Friday in the morning.

More information

Regulations for enrollment and permanence in the master's degree
Recognition and Transfer of Credits
Title Guarantee

1. Internal Quality Assurance System:
- Manual of the Internal Quality Assurance System of the URJC.
- IUNIT Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC) Manual.
2. Those responsible for the SAIC.
3. External Verification Reports.
4. Title Verified Memory.
7. External monitoring and accreditation reports:


Renewal of the degree

The renewal of the accreditation represents the culmination of the implementation process of the official Bachelor's and Master's degrees registered in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT). The renewal of the accreditation of official bachelor's and master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit and final evaluation.

In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the status of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment Report (IA) that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of evaluators external to the evaluated title.

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Main Results of the Title
  • "Once the Master's monitoring has been carried out, the most relevant quantitative information on the results obtained in the monitoring of said Degree is shown, differentiated by academic year."
  • Course report:
    –Monitoring report 2022/2023.
Satisfaction surveys

Within the IUNIT quality assurance system, the following surveys are planned to be carried out:

  • Teacher Assessment.
  • Degree of satisfaction:

Of students with teaching and TFM.
Of the students with the title.
From the teaching staff.
From the Administration and Services Staff.
Of the graduates.
Job insertion.

  • External Practices:

Internship student satisfaction.
Satisfaction of the company's external tutor.

Results of the surveys carried out.

Suggestions mailbox
Improvement plans
  • The IUNIT Quality Assurance System establishes that annually the Quality Assurance Commission of the degree will analyze the information derived from the degree indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans, if necessary after analyzing the results.
    – Improvement actions 2022/2023.
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