Occupational Safety & Health

This MSc in OSH full-time programme is especially designed for graduates who have experience in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), who have not previously achieved a higher level qualification in the area. At the end of the programme, you will have developed the ability to develop and implement health and safety management and risk management systems relevant to the OSH needs of your professional discipline; professional and academic writing skills; self-management and self-directive skills and research skills.

This MSc in OSH full-time programme is designed to be completed over one academic year (September to July). You will attend classes on weekdays and complete 90 credits over three semesters.
The provisionally scheduled Orientation days for 2024/25 intake, is 6th September 2024.
The programme covers a range of multidisciplinary topics relevant to Occupational Safety and Health. Subjects covered include Legislation, Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene, Human and Organisational Behaviour at Work, Health and Safety Management and Safety Technology.
Assessment strategies include continuous assessment, assignments, projects, and a dissertation.
Thesis supervision takes place outside of scheduled programme times/days.
Places are limited, so apply as early as possible.

Subjects taught

Modules include:
Safety and Health Legislation
Health and Safety Management
OSH Literature Review Methods
Occupational Health
Occupational Hygiene
Human and Organisational Behaviour at Work
Research Methods (OSH)
Chemical Safety and Toxicology
Safety Technology
Dissertation (OSH)

Detailed information on individual modules is available on the UCD Course Search page.

Entry requirements

You should normally be an honours graduate (2.1 or above) of an Irish level 8 degree, or international equivalent, in a cognate discipline.

You should normally have at least three years work experience at the time of application.

You should ideally have OSH work experience.

Priority is given to applicants who are active in Occupational Safety and Health.

You will be required to supply transcripts of your primary degree and the supporting documents at the time of your application.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

MSc Occupational Safety & Health FT (X373)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline 31-MAR-2024

You apply using the UCD online application system. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2024. If you receive an offer and wish to accept your place please do so by the deadline indicated on your acceptance letter by UCD Admissions.

Simply view https://www.ucd.ie/registry/prospectivestudents/admissions/graduateapplicants/applying/
and follow the instructions. Completed applications will be assessed promptly. Before you submit your application, please ensure you upload the relevant documents and provide information that is requested to support your application.




1 year full-time.
Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face


MSc Occupational Safety & Health (X373) Full Time
EU fee per credit - € 102
nonEU fee per credit - € 152

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fees for 2020/21 (See 'Graduate Taught Fees') are available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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Careers & Employability
There is currently an abundance of richly rewarding opportunities for those qualified in health and safety management. The MSc in OSH programme is designed for graduates who have a professional interest, or growing responsibility, in the area of OSH. Our graduates can be found in national and global organisations across a number of industries. Many embark on careers as consultants and others are in senior positions in public and private sector industries.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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