Postgraduate
MSc Occupational Safety & Health

University College Dublin

Course Overview


With society's focus increasingly on health, including workers’ health, the Center for Safety and Health at Work (CSHW) will continue to meet the needs of industry using blended online platforms and flexible teaching programmes to cover key contemporary issues.

This MSc in OSH full-time programme is especially 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. This MSc in OSH 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 Places are limited, so apply as early as possible.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

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

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15 Euro per Credit

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This MSc in OSH full-time programme is especially designed for graduates who have experience in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), who have not previously achieved a higher level qualification in the area.
  • The programme is designed for graduates who have a professional interest, or growing responsibility, in the area of OSH.
  • This MSc in OSH full-time programme is designed to be completed over one academic year (September to July).
  • Many embark on careers as consultants and others are in senior positions in public and private sector industries.

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

• You should normally be an honors 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.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


The programme is designed for graduates who have a professional interest, or growing responsibility, in the area of OSH. 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.

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