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Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety

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

Students will study Environmental Health and Safety topics such as Environmental Health and Safety Law, Environmental Health and Safety Management, Auditing, Waste Management, Occupational Hygiene, Environmental Monitoring, Occupational Health, 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 the possession of a primary degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the College of Science 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. Students without an adequate academic background but with relevant work experience may be required to attend for interview. As both programmes are Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Category 11 approved courses, nurses applying to undertake either programme must have active registration in a division maintained by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann.


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

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
There is continuous demand for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) graduates nationally and internationally. The employment record for our graduates is excellent. Graduates are employed as EHS professionals and Mangers, Occupational Hygienists, Ergonomists, Health and Safety Engineers, Consultants and Advisors across a range of sectors including, pharmachem, medical device and healthcare, as well as statutory bodies, local authorities and Consulting firms nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Dr Marie Coggins
T: +353 91 495 056


1. The programme is recognised by the Health and Safety Authority, and accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, UK, and the British Occupational Hygiene Society. The programme is also a Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Category 11 approved course.

2. Flexibility: the minor research thesis may be completed at the student’s place of work or in collaboration with NUI Galwaybased researchers.

3. This programme has a 90% graduate employability rate.

Application date

WHEN TO APPLY: Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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