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National University of Ireland, Ireland

Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety has become a prominent component of business and society and continues to be a growth area for employment. The MSc Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety programme at the National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills for  the Environmental Health & Safety professional in today’s workplace.  NUI Galway has been at the forefront of providing postgraduate education in the area of Occupational Health and Safety since the 1990’s and the graduate employment record for our programmes is excellent, with over 90% of recent graduates employed in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety and  related roles.

International Accreditation’s

Our programme is recognised by the Irish Health and Safety Authority and satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the UK Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). The MSc/HDip programme is also a Bord Altranais (Irish nursing board) Category 11 approved course approved course which requires that nurses applying to undertake the programme.

What will you study?

You will study subjects such as Environmental Health & Safety Risk Management, Occupational Health, Public Health & Health Promotion, Industrial/Occupational Hygiene, Environmental Monitoring, Ergonomics, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Health & Safety Law , Research methods.

Our programmes are multidisciplinary, teaching is delivered by academics from the College of Science, the College of Business and Public Policy and Law, the College of Engineering and Informatics, and the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Guest lectures are also delivered from Industrial experts and practitioners. 


School/Faculty/Department College of Science
Annual enrolment: 23
Scholarships and Awards: To be confirmed

Qualifications offered

MSc Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety Full-time 1 year
MSc Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety Part-time 2 years


Web https://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/occupational-environmental-health-safet
Post College of Science
National University of Ireland, Galway
University Road
Tel 0035391495056
Email marie.coggins@ nuigalway.ie