MSc, Hdip On Campus

Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

12 months
24140 EUR/year
7760 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety programme at University of Galway prepares graduates to be competent practitioners in workplace safety, exposure assessment, worker health & wellbeing and environmental sustainability.


Our programmes are Internationally accredited to professional bodies such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health UK (IOSH), the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), which means that this postgraduate qualification is recognised internationally.

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 minor research thesis may be completed at the student’s place of work or in collaboration with NUI Galway-based researchers. The Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety programme at University of Galway is also recognised by the Health and Safety Authority


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  •  Health & Safety and Environmental Law
  •  Occupational Health and Wellbeing
  •  Research Thesis OEHS
  •  Exposure Science
  •  Safety And Risk Management
  •  Ergonomics
  •  Research Methods (OccH)
  •  Physical Ergonomics
  •  Environmental Engineering
  •  Research Methods Qualitative (OccH)
  •  Information Systems Ergonomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



60 ECTS HDip


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is an Honours 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24140 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7760 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • part-time: EU €3,915 p.a. 2022/23

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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