About the Program

Ph.D. in Occupational Health and Safety program aims to create a new generation of researchers and educators that are needed at national levels all over the world. The program does not only provide an insight regarding specific health and safety issues, but also takes into account local and cultural differences and relevant risks. Thereby, the graduates of the program will take preceding role in preparing and implementing health and safety programs at national level. The program will involve the careful impregnation of health and safety norms, risks and necessary precautions into the multidisciplinary working experts’ capabilities in factories, plants, hospitals as well as entire fields with safety risks. The delivery of selected high class theoretical courses will reinforce the background skills, while the Ph.D. thesis according to the choice of the candidate will result in new entrepreneurs as researchers in the field of health and safety.

Education Opportunities

The program brings together the multidisciplinary education incorporating occupational health and safety courses by focusing on the human body at the center. The offered courses do not only include theoretical information but also practical on-site education. The areas included in the program are safety performance, safety cultures in firms as well as human factors and safety cultures in entire infrastructures and risk communication. The students will also find the chance to visit factories and other workplaces where health and safety related risks are present and become familiar with the methodologies and incentives regarding the preparation of risk evaluation reports. Preparation and monitoring of individual projects will also assist the reinforcement of the safety culture. Related technological laboratories will also be at the service of the Ph.D. students at all times.

Career Areas

The Ph.D. program is ideal for professionals and individuals seeking in-depth information with respect to occupational health and safety. Especially nowadays, the legal liabilities of the entire workplaces require routine preparation and implementation of health and safety rules. Thus, the graduates of the program can be recruited only for this purpose as well and if they are already recruited their significance and necessity will be doubled as a result of this degree. The program will lead to capable graduates as researchers, lecturers or managers with full information on occupational health and safety. Thereby, they will become senior researchers and consultants not only in the government organizations but also in the private sector.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years