Master´s Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention and Common Risks

2023/2024 · 60 credits

What you learn

Duties of occupational risk prevention of higher level. These functions can be summarized in the following points:

  • To develop, coordinate and monitor the plans of preventive action in companies.
  • To develop technical activities related to prevention in the company: promoting prevention, risk assessment, definition of corrective measures, measures of control and direction and supervision of the activities of specialists with basic or intermediate-level functions.
  • To develop activities of training and information on prevention aimed at workers.

On the other hand, to prevent and control risks on people and goods and give appropriate response to situations of emergency, in the area under the responsibility of the owner of the activity, ensuring the integration of these actions with the public system of civil protection.

Professional and academic career

These studies qualify for the perfomance of functions:

  • Expert on risk prevention at work, in accordance with the Royal Decree 39/1997, of 17 January, which approves the regulation of the prevention services.
  • Auditor of prevention systems, in accordance with the Order TIN/2504/2010, of 20 September, which develops the Royal Decree 39/1997, of 17 January, which approves the Regulation of Prevention Services with regard to the accreditation of specialized entities as preventive services, memory of preventive activities and authorization for the audit activity of the company prevention system.
  • Director of the Self-Protection Plan and the Emergency Action Plan, set out in the Royal Decree 393/2007, of 23 March, establishing the Basic Safety and Emergency Regulations for work places, establishments and premises involved in activities that may give rise to emergency situations.

Planning for teaching

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.