Public Health - Occupational Safety & Health

MSc Occupational Safety & Health
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

With society's focus intensifying on health, including workers' health, the Centre for Safety and Health at Work (CSHW) continues to meet the needs of industry using blended online platforms and flexible teaching programmes to cover key contemporary issues.

This MSc in OSH part-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.

- The MSc in OSH part-time programme is designed to be completed over two full years (six trimesters), September to Mid July each year.

- 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

- Assignments, project work and self-directed learning are required during the summer semester between the two academic years of study. You will complete your dissertation during the summer semester at the end of the second academic year.

- Lectures from core modules will normally be held on Fridays (9 am-5 pm) in Year 1 and on Tuesdays (9 am-5 pm) in Year 2.

- Thesis supervision in Year 2 takes place outside of scheduled programme times/days.

- Assessment strategies include continuous assessment, assignments and projects.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a multidisciplinary graduate programme, designed for graduates who are engaged in OSH, who have not previously achieved a higher qualification in OSH.

Vision and Values Statement
The purpose of the UCD MSc in Occupational Safety and Health Programme is to educate graduates from cognate disciplines to proactively manage prevailing occupational safety and health risks, to design effective solutions and become leaders in embedding a health and safety culture in the working environment, and to use an evidence-base to integrate up-to-date health and safety principles, practice and legal frameworks into professional practice. Learning takes place in a class-room environment in UCD, with some online-learning interaction, through live face-to-face engagement with peers and leading experts, including academics, regulatory authorities and multidisciplinary industry experts. For working students, experiential learning and application of learning also takes place at work. Teaching methods include face-to-face lectures and small-group classes, group work and supervision. Continuous assessment (formative and summative) is problem-based and work-situated, and end-of-module examinations are also held. This high quality programme is based on the values of adult-friendliness, work-relatedness, research-focused, evidence-base, and professional relevance. This programme can be taken full or part-time.

Programme Outcomes
At the end of the programme, students wil have developed the ability to develop, implement and continuously improve occupational safety and health management and risk management systems in the workplace, utilising:

- professional and academic writing skills;
- self-management and self-directive skills;
- research skills

Entry requirements

The MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a multidisciplinary graduate programme, designed for graduates who are engaged in OSH, who have not previously achieved a higher qualification in OSH

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

You should be in full or part-time employment with at least three years work experience at the time of application.

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 supporting documents at the time of your application.

International Applicants
International Applicants should review our brochure for the MSc in OSH FT and contact us at cshw@ucd.ie if any queries

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)

Credits

90

Duration

2 years part-time.

Fees

MSc Occupational Safety & Health (X061) Part Time
EU fee per credit - € 102
EU fee per credit - € 102 aa
nonEU fee per credit - € 152
nonEU fee per credit - € 152

aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2020 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2019/20
***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information for 2020/21 (See 'Graduate Taught Fees') is available on the UCD Fees website

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2020 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
The 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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  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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