Occupational Health

University College Cork Online

M.Sc. Online
20 months
5700 EUR/year
4800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Occupational Health programme of University College Cork Online is a part-time programme delivered wholly online offering students a structured programme with a flexible mode of learning.


The Occupational Health programme of University College Cork Online integrates occupational health and safety into a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers students the opportunity to study modern cutting-edge scientific concepts and research evidence on causation, prevention and management of work-related accidents, injury and disease. The programme incorporates the following subject areas:

  • Public Health & Health Promotion
  • Psychology
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Ergonomics & Safety Science
  • Occupational Medicine and Hygiene
  • Law
  • Training and Development
  • Epidemiology & Environmental Health

Students can then apply this knowledge to practice.

The interactive format of the teaching sessions is conducive to student networking and the sharing of knowledge and practical experience. In several modules students will work with practical case studies, engage in project work, reflective inquiry and discussion.

Skills and Careers Information

  • Graduates already working in OSH or Occupational Health can progress in their career and move to higher-level managerial positions (e.g. Health and Safety Manager, Health Promotion Manager, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager),
  • Graduates who changed their career can move into employed positions in different industries, common job titles: occupational health officer, safety officer, health & safety officer, health and safety coordinator, quality officer, occupational health promotion officer, occupational health and wellbeing officer, environmental health officer, health and safety adviser, environmental health officer and ergonomist. Some of these posts may require further qualifications,
  • Graduates can also apply for jobs in regulatory agencies, e.g. as safety inspector,
  • Graduates can set up their own Health and Safety or Health Promotion Consultancy Business,
  • Others may stay in their current position (e.g. as HR manager, safety engineer, occupational health nurse) and apply their broadened knowledge). The MSc in Occupational Health also offers the opportunity to furhter engage in research in this area and to pursue a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practices of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Workplace
  • Quantitative Research and Epidemiology
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Law
  • Training and Development Issues in Occupational Health
  • Risk Assessment and Implementation of Health and Safety Management Programmes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An NFQ Level 8 honours bachelor degree (minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 2) in a relevant area, for example a health-related field (such as: Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Environmental Health, Psychology/Behavioural Science, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy); a business-related field, engineering-related or science-related (such as: Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science). 
  • Relevant professional experience or work placement is desirable in an area relevant to occupational health, safety, welfare and wellbeing practice and/or research;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

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