Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
This interdisciplinary course is aimed at graduates who are seeking to update their current knowledge and skills and to enhance their career opportunities in the following areas. Occupational safety and health, environmental management, fire safety, food safety the built environment and risk management.
Entry Requirements:Conversion Programme
An honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent in a Science, Engineering, Technology, Construction, Environmental Health or related discipline. Eligible candidates may be interviewed.
This MSc level programme, 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 programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme 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 programmes.
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.
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Management
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Building Assessment
- Occupational Hygiene
- Fire Safety
- Food Safety
- Environmental Management
Emphasis is placed on a practical and vocational approach to risk assessment and risk management with the emphasis on real life scenarios.
Assessment methods include essays, reports, case studies and a dissertation. There are no examinations.
Timetable / Hours
The full-time mode requires attendance for two days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00- 17.00) per academic year.
The part-time mode requires attendance for one day per week per academic year, as follows: Year One: Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00; Year Two Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00.
Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology.
For Further Information
Mr Victor Hrymak
Food Science and Environmental Health
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street
T: 01 402 4529
F: 01 402 4495
Frequently Asked Questions
EU Fees *
*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change
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For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding
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