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Environmental Health & Safety

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This interdisciplinary course is aimed at graduates who are seeking to update their current knowledge and skills and to enhance their career opportunities in the following areas. Occupational safety and health, environmental management, fire safety, food safety the built environment and risk management.

Entry requirements

Conversion Programme:
An honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent in a Science, Engineering, Technology, Construction, Environmental Health or related discipline. Eligible candidates may be interviewed.

This MSc level programme, routinely engages in class based discussions using real life scenarios covering a wide variety of knowledge domains including law, engineering, science and psychology. Presentation skills are therefore required as candidates will be expected to debate with their colleagues and lecturers on a wide variety of risk related issues.

Students will also need to show excellent communication skills within a risk related work environment. Accordingly, it will be expected that international student applicants will have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or better, with strong evidence of fluency in written and spoken English gained through their professional experience.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


Full Time - 1 Year, Part Time - 2 Years.

The full-time mode requires attendance for two days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00- 17.00) per academic year.

The part-time mode requires attendance for one day per week per academic year, as follows: Year One: Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00; Year Two: Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities:
Graduates are expected to be employed within manufacturing, technology, public and private sectors, chemical, environmental and associated industries in a variety of health, hygiene, safety, fire, food, quality, regulatory, consultancy and related roles.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Mr Victor Hrymak
Food Science and Environmental Health
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street
Dublin 1
T: 01 402 4529
F: 01 402 4495

Subjects taught

Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Environmental Health and Safety
Occupational Safety and Health
Building Assessment
Occupational Hygiene
Fire Safety
Food Safety
Environmental Management

Emphasis is placed on a practical and vocational approach to risk assessment and risk management with the emphasis on real life scenarios.


School of Food Science & Environmental Health, Faculty of Tourism and Food, DIT Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1.

Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include essays, reports, case studies and a dissertation. There are no examinations.

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 30th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

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