Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing - Limerick Campus

This innovative programme is designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments. Health, leadership and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important for companies to maintain a content and productive workforce. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations.It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, and the ever-growing corporate wellness industry. This programme allow managers to evaluate, integrate and promote health and wellbeing among their staff. The topics will include nutrition, physical activity promotion, mental health, behaviour change and project management.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?

Semester 1
Title: Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing
Credits: 10

Title: Introduction to Health and Wellbeing Promotion
Credits: 10

Title: Qualitative Methods in Research
Credits: 5

Title: Strategic Planning for Health & Wellbeing
Credits: 5

Semester 2

Title: Applied Workplace Wellbeing
Credits: 10

Title: Leading Change in the Workplace
Credits: 10

Title: Managing Health and Wellbeing Projects
Credits: 5

Title: Quantitative Methods & Practice
Credits: 5

Semester 3

Title: Dissertation Health & Wellbeing
Credits: 30

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a related discipline.


(b) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in any discipline with minimum two years, relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning


(c) A minimum ordinary bachelor degree (Level 7) in any discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning


(d) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0

An interview may form part of the selection process.

Application dates

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: Deadlines: appox. end-January and end-May. See master-act.eu.


2 years (Note: Year 1 is spent at NUI Galway; the MSc is completed in Year 2 at a partner European institution).

Post Course Info

What are the career prospects?

Graduates will be highly qualified to fulfil roles in the modern workplace, such as Workplace Health Coordinator, Wellbeing Champion, Health Promotion Manager, and Culture Change Manager.

Occupational Health & Safety professionals can expand their skills and knowledge base beyond the traditional OSH remit, to place greater emphasis on promotion of wellbeing and health.

Graduates can set up their own health promotion consultancy business, providing corporate wellness coaching service in areas such as sleep; stress management, work-life balance and burnout prevention; menopause & menstruality in the workplace; financial wellbeing; health behaviour change; dietary advisor; weight loss; and fitness commitment counselling. Some of these posts may require further qualifications.

Graduates will also be able to offer these services in settings outside the workplace, including in schools and universities, community and voluntary organisations, and online.

HR Managers, medical staff, safety managers etc may wish to remain in their current position but with a broadened knowledge base.

Employees with a master's level qualifications can progress in their career and move to higher-level managerial positions.

Are there opportunities for further study?
This innovative programme also offers the opportunity to engage in research in this area and to pursue a Doctorate or PhD.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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