Course Overview

This one year programme has been designed exclusively for graduate of the Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene who have relevant work experience in Occupational Health and Safety. Graduates are provided with an opportunity to complete the additional 30 credits (one module) required to upgrade their qualification to the MSc Occupational Health and Safety programme.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Dr Marie Coggins  B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, CMFOH.

Dr Vicky Hogan  B.A., M.Sc., PhD

Dr Martina Kelly  B.A., H.Dip, Ed., M.Sc., PhD

Deirdre Callanan  B.Sc., H. Dip. in App. Sc., M.A., C.I.O.S.H.

Enda Fallon  B.E., M.Eng.Sc, MIEI, M.Erg.S, FIES

Dr Saoirse Nic Gabhainn B.A., M.A., Ph.D., CPsychol., CSci., AFBPsS.

Dr Margaret Hodgins B.A. (mod.), M.A. PhD

Dr Pat Donnellan, B.Sc.(Electronic Systems), MIE, PhD

Ms Verna McKenna, MA

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed the Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene and have relevant work experience.

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

MSC by top up: 6

Closing Date

You are advised to apply early, which may result in an early offer; see the offer round dates

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level


Mode of study


ECTS weighting




PAC code


Course Outline

Students are required to complete a 30 credit module, which is delivered on campus over 5 days in semester 1 and 2. Students must complete a research thesis over the summer period. There may be an opportunity to complete the thesis on a topic of relevance to the students employer.


Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Occupational Health and Safety has become a prominent component of business and society and continues to be  a growth area for employment. Graduates are qualified to apply for a range of roles including, Occupational Health Manager, Occupational Health and Safety professional, Environmental Health and Safety Professional/Manager, Occupational Health Nurse.


Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Dr Marie Coggins
T: +353 91 495 056