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Master of Safety Leadership

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Students will learn to provide thought leadership and business leadership in safety. The program will equip students with an advanced understanding of modern safety theory and practice, including resilience, complexity science, drift, and appreciative understanding of work. Students will advance from the implementation of process and prescription towards an ability to provide strategic advice. The first year of the Master of Safety Leadership Program is common with the Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership, and provides a critical understanding of safety theory, ethics, organisational research and safety management systems. The Master program includes further material on understanding, managing and communicating about risk. Students will develop expertise in safety scholarship and learn the concepts, methods and skills required for research, workplace improvement and further learning. Students will plan and execute a substantial research or industry project, based on the chosen topic. This program will also make students eligible for further doctoral research.


120 credit points


  • Safety leadership

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in an engineering, science, psychology, health or safety discipline OR hold a Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing).

Study pathways

Students who have successfully completed the Master of Safety Leadership (and have achieved suitable grades) will be eligible for admission into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.

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