Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety

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

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.

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. 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 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: NUI 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.

MSc, 1OEH1, full-time; 1OEH2, part-time; HDip, 1OES1, full-time; 1OES2, part-time.


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

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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.

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  • Qualifications

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

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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