Griffith University

Master of Safety Leadership

Griffith University

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

You will learn to provide thought leadership and business leadership in safety. The program will equip you with an advanced understanding of modern safety theory and practice, including resilience, complexity science, drift, and appreciative understanding of work. You 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. You will develop expertise in safety scholarship and learn the concepts, methods and skills required for research, workplace improvement and further learning. You will plan and execute a substantial research or industry project, based on your chosen topic. This degree will also make you eligible for further doctoral research.DurationThe Master of Safety Leadership offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:#qualTable, #qualTable td, #qualTable th{padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 10px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 10px; text-align: left; vertical-align: middle;border: 1px solid #ccc;}#qualTable{border-collapse: collapse;}


  • Communication in Crises and Disasters
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Critical Perspectives on Safety
  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Individual Project 3
  • Introduction to System Safety
  • Principles of Research
  • Research Methods
  • Safety Ethics and Accountability
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Understanding Risk

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Nathan Campus International: $43,500 No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Online International: $43,500 No
  • Part-time : 3 years

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