Occupational Health & Safety - Top Up

1. Students are required to complete a 30-credit module, which is delivered on campus over five days in Semester 1 and 2. Students must complete a research thesis over the summer period.

2. There may be an opportunity to complete the thesis on a topic of relevance to your employer.

3. Occupational Health and Safety has become a prominent component of business and society and continues to be a growth area for employment.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have successfully completed the Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene and have relevant work experience.

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 part-time.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates are qualified to apply for a range of roles including occupational health manager, occupational health and safety professional, environmental health and safety professional/manager and occupational health nurse.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc (top-up)

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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