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Environmental Health and Safety Sruthanna Sláinte & Sábháilteachta Comhshaoil

Course Title: Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety

This is a Conversion Course. 

An honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent in a Science, Engineering, Technology, Construction, Environmental Health or related discipline is required. Eligible candidates may be interviewed.

This MSc level course, routinely engages in class based discussions using real life scenarios covering a wide variety of knowledge domains including law, engineering, science and psychology. Presentation skills are therefore required as candidates will be expected to debate with their colleagues and lecturers on a wide variety of risk related issues.

Students will also need to show excellent communication skills within a risk related work environment. Accordingly, it will be expected that international student applicants will have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or better, with strong evidence of fluency in written and spoken English gained through their professional experience.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

This MSc course is delivered in two streams; the Environmental Health & Safety stream, established in 1999; and the Health Safety and Human Factors stream introduced in 2019. The program enjoys a widespread academic and professional reputation. It is also accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) while the Human Factors stream gives access to full membership for the Irish Human Factors Ergonomics Society.

There has been increasing demand for the stream on Health and Safety & Ergonomics, as expressed by the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. There is growing demand in Ireland for health and professionals Ergonomics and Human Factors skills, in particular at masters level.

The objectives of the M.Sc. programme are to provide students with:

  • a framework for lifelong learning,
  • skills necessary to critically evaluate cutting-edge scientific and technical developments related to safety and ergonomics,
  • in-depth understanding and knowledge in their chosen specialised discipline area,
  • competence in general, technical and scientific communication related to ergonomics,
  • skills necessary to undertake independent, hypothesis-driven scientific enquiry,
  • core management skills and the ability to further develop and apply these skills,
  • ability to plan, perform, analyse and report hypothesis-driven research.

The following modules can be taken as CPD modules by those not enrolled on the Masters programme, and by graduates of the Masters of Science in Environmental Health and Safety:

  • CPDSH06-TFSM 9007 Environmental Management II
  • CPDSH06-TFSM9020 Human Factors and Ergonomics

Professional Accreditation

Accredited by IOSH, the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Graduates are expected to be employed within manufacturing, technology, public and private sectors, chemical, environmental and associated industries in a variety of health, hygiene, safety, fire, food, quality, regulatory, consultancy and related roles.

The course is streamed into two distinct streams; the Masters of Science in Environmental Health & Safety, and the Masters of Science in Health, Safety & Human Factors. The delivery of both streams will include eight common modules being taught which are;

  • Common Modules on both Streams Co-ordinator
  • Risk Assessment Dr Victor Hrymak
  • Risk Management Dr Victor Hrymak
  • Environmental Health and Safety Dr Victor Hrymak
  • Industrial and Occupational Hygiene Dr Patricia Ennis
  • Occupational Safety and Health Dr Maria Chiara Leva
  • Building Assessment Dr Victor Hrymak
  • Fire Safety Dr Victor Hrymak
  • Integrated Case Study Dr Victor Hrymak

Those candidates who opt for the MSc in Environmental Health & Safety stream, will avail of two further modules:

  • Environmental Management Dr Victor Hrymak
  • Environmental Health and Safety Dissertation Dr Victor Hrymak

Those candidates who opt for the MSc in Health Safety & Human Factors stream will avail of the following two modules:

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Dr Maria Chiara Leva
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Dissertation Dr Maria Chiara Leva

Year 1:
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00

Year 2:
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00

Note: Due to restrictions on Student Visas, International students are required to attend a full time, classroom based programme.

Applications for this course are now open - Apply Online

Non-EU Students

Non-EU students, not resident in Ireland, are not eligible to apply for part time programs that are delivered on-campus. Applications for part time courses that require on-campus attendance will not be processed and the application fee will not be refunded. 

TU Code



Level 9


Master of Science


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024


City Centre: Grangegorman

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€3,250 Per Year

Contact Us

Dr Victor Hrymak - Programme Chair and lead for Environmental Health and Safety stream

Contact Us

Maria Chiara Leva - Lead for Health, Safety and Human Factors stream