Masters of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management

Science and Health & Safety

  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme

    This two-year, part-time Masters degree will provide participants with specialist knowledge in both environmental management and health and safety management. It offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their professional practice and gain a theoretical and critical perspective of issues associated with environmental, health and safety management.


    • 9
      NFQ Level
    • 120

    Programme Content

    Programme Content

    Year 1

    • Occupational Toxicology
    • Risk Management and Organisational Behaviour
    • Environmental Hazards
    • Occupational Hygiene and Hazards
    • Environmental Health and Safety Law
    • Project Management
    • Business and Professional Development
    • Research Methods

    Year 2

    • Environmental Toxicology
    • Strategic Management & Implementation
    • Environmental Management
    • Environmental Assessment
    • Thesis

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Holders of a BSc (ordinary degree, Level 7) in Environmental, Health and Safety Management at Merit Grade 1 or equivalent, and with three years’ relevant work experience. This work experience does not necessarily imply additional experience to that which may already have been considered for entry to the undergraduate programme, or Holders of a Level 8 science or engineering degree with two years’ relevant post-qualification experience.




    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme



    2 years 24 weeks per annum

    Monday 7 pm – 9.30 pm
    Wednesdays 7 pm – 9.30 pm

    Plus 4 Saturdays per semester Online (9 am – 1 pm).

    For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.


    Semester 1 (2022)

    October 1st

    October 15th

    November 19th

    December 3rd

    Programme Fee

    €4,650 per annum


    Monday, September 12 2022


    Dr Sean Reidy,Programme Co-ordinator, [email protected]

  • Please refer to our Quick Help Guide  for step by step instructions for online application.

    Will a Masters degree in Environmental Health and Safety open up new opportunities in your career?