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UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work

Lárionad Slándála agus Sláinte san Ionad Oibre UCD

Welcome to UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work.

The UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work (CSHW) is a centre of teaching and research activity within the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

The aim of the Centre is to strengthen our proven record of success in promoting the highest standards of Occupational Safety and Health through excellence in Teaching, Research and Administration. 

 This is achieved by:

  • Addressing the evolving educational needs of professionals and stakeholders involved in Occupational Safety and Health through teaching on a broad spectrum of high quality programmes, with clearly defined progression pathways, using multidisciplinary expertise and flexible, innovative delivery methods.
  • Advancing knowledge and setting the agenda in Occupational Safety and Health in collaboration with national and international stakeholders through excellence in research and scholarly publications.
  • Fostering administrative excellence through professionalism and teamwork in order to proactively meet the changing demands of internal and external stakeholders, by developing and maintaining dynamic systems and a network of collaborative relationships.
  • Continuous improvement through timely review and evaluation of Teaching, Research and Administration policies and processes in order to maintain optimum standards and welcome the challenges of the future.  

The CSHW has offered multidisciplinary programmes in occupational safety and health to adult students for twenty five years and is the leader in the field, using innovative technology and flexible teaching programmes to meet the needs of industry. At present, the Centre offers a range of part-time programmes: a one-year blended online programme, the Certificate in Safety and Health at Work  and a 2-year programme for OSH professionals, the Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 

For those with a primary degree, we offer the Graduate Diploma in OSH, MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (Part Time) and MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (Full Time)  programmes. 

We continue to offer the Professional Certificate in Environmental Management programme. Applicants to this blended online, part-time programme should hold an Irish level 8 qualification or international equivalent from a recognised third level institution. 

Information on all of these programmes is available on the Prospective Students page of our website but please feel free to call us to discuss your options. 

Professor Anne Drummond
Centre for Safety and Health at Work
UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science


Professor Anne Drummond, Director, CSHW

Professor Anne Drummond, Director, CSHW