Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety

Students will study topics such as Environmental Health and Safety Law; Environmental Health and Safety Management; Auditing; Waste Management; Occupational Hygiene; Exposure Science; Environmental Monitoring; Occupational Health and Well-Being; Environmental Health; Ergonomics and Environmental Technologies. Students will be introduced to relevant domain experts through seminars, a team-based project and workplace visits.


1. The programmes are accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health UK (IOSH), the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), which means that this postgraduate qualification is recognised internationally.

2. Flexibility: The minor research thesis may be completed at the student's place of work or in collaboration with University of Galway-based researchers.

3. This programme has a 90% graduate employability rate.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
HDip: The minimum entry requirement is a BSc (general) degree or primary degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the College of Science and Engineering for the purpose of this diploma (e.g., RGN). Final selection may be made on the basis of an interview.

MSc: The minimum entry requirement is an honours BSc degree, or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline, as determined by the College of Science and Engineering. Students without an adequate academic background but with relevant work experience may be required to attend for interview.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
There is continuous demand for Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety graduates nationally and internationally. The employment record for our graduates is excellent. Graduates are employed as occupational hygienists, ergonomists, health and safety engineers, and consultants and advisors across a range of sectors including pharmachem, medical device and healthcare, as well as in statutory bodies, local authorities and consulting firms nationally and internationally.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider