Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Do you know each year in Ireland approximately 60 people are killed in workplace accidents with over one third of these deaths occurring on farms.. Equally as shocking is the fact over 1,200 people are absent from work every week due to workplace injury or ill-health. In this course we will prepare graduates to manage occupational safety and health in the workplace to prevent accidents, ill-health, injuries and fatalities from happening.

If you are interested in a career protecting worker health and preventing accidents, then the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health at the Institute of Technology, Sligo is the course for you. Our course will equip you with all the technical knowledge and skills to advise employers on every aspect of workplace safety and health.

Our course has international recognition from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and qualifies you to take up a career as a Health and Safety Advisor or Safety Officer in any type of industry anywhere in the world.

 Occupational safety

Lectures are delivered using innovative teaching methods including Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) group work, problem-solving, simulated scenarios and site visits to workplaces.


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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

A science subject is not a requirement for this course.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the BSc. Occupational Safety and Health you will be a qualified Occupational Safety & Health Advisor/Officer. Graduates from the programme work in a wide variety of workplace sectors; Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, Oil & Gas Industry, Medical Devices, Food industry, Biopharmaceutical, Construction, Healthcare, Local Authorities, Semi State Companies.

What are my further study opportunities?

On successful completion of the BSc. Occupational Safety and Health (Level 7) there is an option to progress to the BSc. (Honours) Occupational Safety and Health (Level 8) at Institute of Technology, Sligo and the MSc. (Level 9) Environmental Health and Safety Management.

What subjects will I study?

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Who do I contact?

Contact Number: 071-9318510