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 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 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.

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.

Programme Outcomes
At the end of the programme, students will 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

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.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This MSc in OSH full-time is designed for working graduates who are engaged in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), who have not previously achieved a higher qualification in OSH. It is offered full-time and has multidisciplinary lecturers and students

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes.

Coming to Ireland? Please see UCD International 's Information webpage

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 the supporting documents at the time of your application.
Applications for September 2022 full-time intakes close on 31st March 2022.

Subjects taught

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

Credits

90

Duration

1 year full-time.

Fees

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: 2020/2021 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

    Full time,Daytime

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