Public Health

MPH Public Health
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MPH programme in UCD is a long-standing, internationally recognised Graduate Entry Professional Programme, developed to offer multidisciplinary training and development in Public Health.

- Knowledge of the factors influencing health status.
- An understanding of the organisation and financing of Health Services and their impact on population health.
- The epidemiological skills of study design and analysis.
- Ability to work as an active team member in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health policy.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Principles of EpidemiologyPHPS40010
Public Health Practice and PolicyPHPS40040
Biostatistics IPHPS40190
Communicable Disease EpidemiologyPHPS40200
Health PromotionPHPS40300
Non Communicable Disease EpidemiologyPHPS40370
SDGs and Global HealthPHPS40430
Applied Research Methods, Data Management, Analysis & ReportingPHPS40750
Sociology&Social EpidemiologyPHPS40850
Health Economic AnalysisPHPS41120
MPH DissertationPHPS41140

Stage 1 - Option
Nutritional EpidemiologyPHPS40050
One HealthPHPS40230
Risk Perception, Communication and Behavior ChangesPHPS40450
Biostatistics IIPHPS40460
International Health in ActionPHPS40650
Intro to Genetic EpidemiologyPHPS40880
Clinical TrialsPHPS40970
Introduction to Knowledge Synthesis, Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysisPHPS40980
Advanced EpidemiologyPHPS41110
Graduate Teaching AssistantPHPS50010

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for Graduates of Health Science degree programmes (Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Nursing, or other), Science degree programmes (Biology, Biochemistry, Food Science, Physiology, Pharmacology, or other) or Social Science degree programmes (Psychology, Sociology, Economics, or other) preferably with a 2.1 Award or higher. Awards of 2:2 or less may be considered with additional suitable credentials. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of the highest level of mathematics achieved in prior education.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS Scores: Not less than 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.5 in writing and not less than 6 in each other component.

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

MPH FT (X065)
1 Years
Full Time

MPH PT (X183)
2 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.


MPH Public Health (X065) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8545
nonEU fee per year - € 19740

MPH Public Health (X183) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4305
nonEU fee per year - € 12800

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
As UCD has a globally acclaimed reputation in the area of Public Health learning, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a wide range of careers in the Public Health sector. Many former students hold significant posts in Public Health in various parts of the world. MPH Graduates include, for example, Consultants in Public Health Medicine, University Professors and Ministry of Health Medical Officers.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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