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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.

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, accessibility, research-focused, evidence-base, and professional relevance. This programme can be taken full or part-time.

Programme Outcomes

Demonstrate specialist knowledge of a wide range of subjects and disciplines relevant to safety and health in the work environment

Utilise advanced knowledge of OSH risk and risk potential in order to develop and implement risk control measures based on research evidence

Synthesise knowledge to identify and evaluate OSH hazards, use an appropriate methodology to carry out risk assessments in complex and new environments, and develop and implement safety management systems and policy

Be skilled in the identification, retrieval, synthesis, management and professional communication of relevant research-based OSH information to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Demonstrate autonomy and self-direction in applying up-to-date OSH principles and knowledge in new and unfamiliar environments

Be capable of being a leader in embedding a health and safety culture in the working environment (S, A) and contribute to corporate social responsibility

Identify an OSH research question, develop a research plan, collect and analyse data, using statistical techniques, and produce a report of their project in the form of a thesis

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.

Duration

1 Year Full time X373.

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 http://www.iosh.co.uk

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name:David O'Dwyer
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
Dissertation

Elective Modules (subject to availability):

OSH Policy
Ergonomics
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

Application date

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

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Occupational Safety & Health FT (X373)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

You apply using the UCD online application system. Simply click on http://www.ucd.ie/apply and follow the instructions.You will be required to pay an online non-refundable application fee.

Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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