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Occupational Safety & Health

GradDip Occupational Safety & Health
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
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, Chemical Safety and Toxicology and Safety Toxicology. 

- This part-time programme is designed to be completed over two full years (five semesters). September to July Year 1 and September to May Year 2.

- Assignments, project work and self-directed learning are required during the summer semester between the two academic years of study.

- Lectures will normally be held on Fridays (9 am - 5 pm) in Year 1 and on Tuesdays(9 am - 5 pm) in Year 2.

- Assessment strategies include continuous assessment, assignments, projects and examinations.

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 be a working adult

- You should have 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.


2 years part-time.

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: David ODwyer
Contact Number: +353 (0) 1716 34 20

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Safety and Health Legislation
Chemical Safety and Toxicology
Human and Organisational Behaviour at Work
Safety Technology
OSH Research Literature Review
Occupational Health
Occupational Safety and Health Policy
Occupational Hygiene
Health and Safety Management
Applied Research Methods & Data Management


Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

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 part-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. GDOSH Major Code: X375 MSc in OSH Major Code: X061 For the most up to date information relevant to this year, please visit our website

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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