BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 years

Course Summary

Institute of Technology, Sligo has been delivering full time degree courses in Occupational Safety and Health for over 20 years and are leading providers of online education programmes. This add-on level 8 in Occupational Safety and Health Management is specifically designed for those health and safety professionals who wish to obtain a relevant level 8 honours degree. Organisations are demanding health and safety risk management are integral components of good organisational management.

This degree is specifically designed for those who want to take up a management role in occupational safety and health. In recognition of the broader remit of the role of the health and safety professional in the workplace, modules on environment, business, training and project management are covered in this course. Our lecturers are experts in their fields and have vast experience delivering both traditional and online education.

This course is offered part-time over two years through online lectures and resource materials which are available 24/7 to the learner. There will be one workshop per semester where the students will undertake teamwork, case studies, lectures and/or site visits. Assessments will be a blend of online and final examinations and students will be instructed in these online methods at the start of the course. Typically lectures occur on line one evening per week for approximately one or two hours depending on credit allocation. There are opportunities to ask questions and interact similar to a real classroom experience or alternatively the live recordings can be accessed for repeat viewing at any time. Participants require a broadband service to access the material and participate on the course.

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021

Entry Requirements

Participants must hold an Ordinary Degree (Level 7) in Health and Safety or a relevant discipline with experience. It is envisaged that applicants with other qualifications and with relevant OSH experience will also be considered for entry. This will be subject to assessment of other recognised qualifications, and/or recognised prior learning and/or relevant work experience. These candidates will be interviewed for suitability and be subject to prior approval by the Programme Board.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified at Occupational Safety and Health Advisor/Manager level. Employment prospects exist in both the public and private sectors in organisations of all types and sizes.

Further Study

Graduates can progress onto our Level 9 MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management or onto a Level 10 PhD with a H2.2 or above.


Did you know?

Graduates can progress onto our Level 9 MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management or onto a Level 10 PhD with a H2.2 or above.


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