Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety

The Course
This programme's objective is to provide you with a high-quality qualification in the multidisciplinary area of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), enabling you to take on managerial responsibilities within industry, or work with a regulatory agency or consultancy.

Students will study Environmental Health and Safety 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.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. The programme is recognised as Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland approved Category 2 programme.

2. Flexibility: the minor research thesis may be completed at the student's place of work or in collaboration with NUI 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 the possession of a primary degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the College of Science for the purpose of this Diploma (e.g. RGN). Final selection may be made on the basis of an interview. Following successful completion of the HDip, students may apply to complete the MSc by completing the minor thesis element.

MSc: The minimum entry requirement is an honours BSc degree, or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline, as determined by the College of Science. Students without an adequate academic background but with relevant work experience may be required to attend for interview. As both programmes are recognised as Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Category 2 approved courses, nurses applying to undertake either programme must have active registration in a division maintained by NMBI.


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

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Career Opportunities
There is continuous demand for EHS graduates nationally and internationally. The employment record for our graduates is excellent. Graduates are employed as EHS professionals and managers, 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.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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