Postgraduate
MSc Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

NUI Galway

Course Overview


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.

The programme is recognized 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 Category 11 approved course. The minor research thesis may be completed at the student’s place of work or in collaboration with NUI Galway-based researchers.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • There is continuous demand for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) graduates nationally and internationally.
  • Graduates are employed as EHS professionals and Mangers, Occupational Hygienists, Ergonomists, Health and Safety Engineers.
  • The employment record for our graduates is excellent.
  • 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.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an Honors 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 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Category 11 approved courses, nurses applying to undertake either programme must have active registration in a division maintained by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

English Requirements

Science/Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


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.

Notes


International Accreditation: The programme is recognized 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 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (formerly An Bord Altranais) Category 11 approved course. The minor research thesis may be completed at the student’s place of work or in collaboration with NUI Galway-based researchers.