Environmental Health & Safety Management
Accredited by Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management
Providing a healthy and safe work place whilst protecting the environment is now paramount for every business and industry. Our MSc in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management will provide you with practical management skills. Our online course is designed for busy professionals who wish to develop their knowledge base, network with like-minded individuals and further their career.
This is a two-year part-time course aimed at Honours Degree (Level 8) graduates of Science, Engineering or related areas. Graduates will be able to manage the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) affairs of organisations and will be capable of developing management strategies for these areas compatible with other organisational functions.
The course is delivered over two academic years.
Year 1 modules include:
Natural Resource Management and Assessment (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
Risk, Management and Technical Safety (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
Occupational Health, Hygiene and Chemical Risk Management (Semester 2 - 10 credits)
Environmental Licensing and Industrial Efficiency (Semester 2 - 10 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
EHS Regulation (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
Integrated Management Systems (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
A Dissertation (30 credits) is also completed as part of the course in Year 2, with Semester 2 being devoted solely to the Dissertation. Students are encouraged to undertake this research on a topic of interest to them (or their employer) and students are mentored through the research by an IT Sligo academic supervisor.
There is an option to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental, Health and Safety Management after completing the 6 taught modules of the course (60 credits).
Higher Certificate (Level 6) in a relevant science discipline at Merit Level or equivalent.
Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.
All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.
For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.
The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.
Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.
Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.
Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
2 years part-time
Delivery Method: Online
Two workshops per semester - the workshops are not mandatory
Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms. These recordings can be downloaded and watched later, at a time that suits you.
Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
• Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.
• Workshops/Practical Classes: Approximately 2 – 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.
During our Online & Flexible Learning Induction, you will meet with your Course Co-ordinator who will be available to answer any questions you might have, and they will give you your timetable for the upcoming academic year.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com.
To help balance work, life, and online learning, it is important to understand the time that you will have to dedicate to your studies. This will help you to stay focused, reduce stress, and achieve your goals while also working full-time.
For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.
Total Fees MSc EHS €7500
• €750 per 10 credit module
• €3000 for 30 credit Dissertation
• Year 1 (4 no. 10 credit modules) €3000
• Year 2 (2 no. 10 credit modules plus 30 credit Dissertation) €4500
Non EU Fees
Total Fees MSc EHS €12000
• €1200 per 10 credit module
• €4800 for 30 credit Dissertation
• Year 1 (4 no. 10 credit modules) €4800
• Year 2 (2 no. 10 credit modules plus 30 credit Dissertation) €7200
Contact the college for the next start date.
Post Course Info
An ever increasing number of organisations are implementing EHS management systems based on International and European standards. These systems enable companies to take a proactive rather than reactive approach to managing their EHS affairs. Since the introduction of EPA licensing approximately 1,000 Irish organisations have been issued with licenses, a condition of these includes a requirement to implement an Environmental Management System.
Many other organisations are also considering, or are in the process of implementing, systems to ensure better management of their EHS affairs. Once these systems are in place, considerable resources are required for their continued operation, management and improvement
Graduates may have an opportunity to undertake research leading to the award of PhD at ATU Sligo or at other third level institutes.