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Occupational Safety & Health

MSc Occupational Safety & Health
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This 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. Assessment strategies include continuous assessment, assignments, projects, examinations and a dissertation

This is a full-time multidisciplinary graduate programme, 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 their professional discipline; professional and academic writing skills; self-management and self-directive skills and 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.


1 Year Full time X373, 2 Years Part Time X061.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The programme is designed for graduates who have a professional interest, or growing responsibility, in the area of OSH. Successful completion of this programme qualifies you to apply for graduate membership of IOSH (UK) and, subject to experience and other entry requirements, you may become a chartered member of the Institute (CMIOSH) and use the title Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner. Further information is available at

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.

Related Programmes
MSc Occupational Health PT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: David ODwyer
Contact Number: +353(0)1716 3420

Subjects taught

Core Modules include:
Safety and Health Legislation (Irish students) or
One Health (International students)
Literature Review
Health and Safety Management
Occupational Health
Occupational Hygiene
Human and Organisational Behaviour at Work
Applied Research Methods and Data Management
Chemical Safety and Toxicology
Safety Technology

Elective Modules:
OSH Policy
Chemical Safety and Toxicology
Principles of Management, Health Economics and Health Policy
Environment Legislation and Regulation
Introduction to Environmental Science
Environmental Assessment and Management
Risk Perception
Emergency Planning
OSH Literature Review
Occupational Hygiene
Health Promotion


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 programme 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. No.

Course fee

Programme fees
Fees include tuition and examination fees. The fee schedule for all programmes is shown on the UCD Fees website ( and refers to the fee for a single academic year, including the fee schedule for non-EU nationals and the annual fee for the outgoing year.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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