M.Sc. /M.Phil./Ph.D. Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health
Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health
Director of Institute: Prof. Ishenkumba Kahwa
The Department of Chemistry, through the OESH Programme, offers the following Graduate programmes:
-M.Sc. Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health (face to face, intense delivery mostly during evenings, weekends and holidays)
-M.Phil./Ph.D. Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health (Research degrees)
Duration of programmes:
Full Time Part Time
M.Sc. one year two years
M.Phil two years four years
P.hD. three years six years
Phd Occupational and Environmental Safety Health
The Doctoral Programme prepares persons to provide high level leadership in OESH research; policy design, implementation, analysis and evaluation; standards development.
Applicants must have an M.Sc., M.Phil. or equivalent degrees. First degree or equivalent holders seeking a Ph.D. must first enroll in the M.Phil. degree programme from which they can petition the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for transfer of registration to the Ph.D.. This is done following outstanding progress on research the evolution and scope of which exceeds requirements for the M.Phil. Degree, examination of a written report and its public oral presentation.
For Research Degrees:
(Areas of Research)
Industrial hygiene, workplace safety, all aspects of environment, ergonomics, toxicology, standards and policy development.
Numbers of Seminars required or to be presented
Ph.D. students will register for the â€˜Seminar Courseâ€™ (1 credit) each semester, attend regular seminars arranged by the programme and make presentations once per semester.
Duration of programme:
Minimum 3 years
Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of 9 credits from the M.Sc. OESH program and conduct research leading to a thesis.
Advice should be sought from Program Director Prof. Ishenkumba Kahwa before applying for Ph.D. OESH degree.
Programme Coordinator: Mr. Paul F. Brown
Programme Director: Prof. Ishenkumba Kahwa
Programme Assistant: Ms Grace Hosang