Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Graduate Programmes of the Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment:(1) M.Sc. in Occupational Health & Safety(OHS), (2) M.Sc. in Environmental Technology& Management (ETM), (3) Ph.D. in OHS, and (4) Ph.D. in ETM Our Post-graduate programmes are entrepreneurial in nature and industry-driven.

Our Post-graduate programmes are among the first accredited by Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) and is listed in Nigerian Occupational Safety and Health profile, which is recognized by International Labour Organisation.

The programmes are run in collaboration with the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) as well as International Certifying body like National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP, USA).In addition, students at COHSE are positioned to obtain recognized professional certifications such as NEBOSH International General Certificate and Environmental Awareness at Work, IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management, IEMA Approved Lead Environmental Auditor and IEMA Approved EMS Implementation, and also benefit from ISPON membership registration. Our goal remains quality practical education and excellence.


Our aim is to produce graduates of OHS and ETM with broad based training required as experts in industrial safety and environmental management in Petroleum, Power, Chemical, Transport and other sectors.


For admission into any of the two M.Sc. programmes, candidates must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours, Upper Division in Sciences or Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt or any recognized University (for Occupational Health and Safety relevant discipline will be considered). However, Industry/Company workers with minimum of 3 years cognate experience who possesses a Second Class Honours, Lower Division with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 or above will be admitted. Requirement for Ph.D admission is M.Sc. degree with minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale in Science or Engineering.


The programme duration for M.Sc. full-time option is 12 calendar months and part-time option is 24 calendar months. The duration for Ph.D full-time option is a minimum of 24 calendar months while the part-time option is a minimum of 36 calendar months.


The programme structure is modular in nature. Each module is taught for 40 hours per week, with continuous assessments and examination. For M.Sc., in addition to course work, there are group projects; internships in the industry for practical experience and research work that runs concurrently.


Successful students depending on the entry qualifications and programme of study shall be awarded M.Sc. or Ph.D degree in OHS or M.Sc. or Ph.D degree in ETM.


Application forms can be obtained from the Centre for Occupational Health, Safety & Environment, University of Port Harcourt or can be downloaded from our website: A non-refundable application fee of twenty five thousand naira (₦25,000.00) to be paid to the bank (Details below) and completed application form must be returned to the Administrative office, Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, Institute of Petroleum studies, University of Port Harcourt. Completed application form along with the evidence of payment must be returned to the Director, Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, Institute of Petroleum studies, University of Port Harcourt on or before Friday, 30th September, 2017 either in person, email or by Post Mail. Interview holds in October 2017 for shortlisted candidates.


Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (COHSE) Bank Details

Account Name: Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (COHSE)

Account Number: 4110022533

Bank: Fidelity Bank Plc

Branch: Uniport Branch

Sort code: 070211719



Download Application Form for M.Sc here

Download Application Form for Ph.D here


For enquiries, Please Call: 09056214152; 08037313012; 08031181050; 08033093848


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