Public Health

The Master of Science in Public Health Programme will facilitate students to acquire a marketable and transferable skillset and competencies, to enhance their career in public health or other health-related disciplines both locally and internationally. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government, private, and non-profit organisations. The MSc in Public Health curriculum is flexible, using a competency-based and blended learning format, featuring case methods approaches and real life scenarios. It is also practical, including both a practicum and a research project. Each of the five core modules runs for six weeks and includes a mandatory in-person five-day skills-building workshop on campus. The programme focuses on providing an affordable and high-quality educational experience.

Key Fact
The Public Health MSc has been awarded an Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) accreditation for its outstanding curriculum in the public health field.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1
Autumn Semester

• Public Health & Health Systems
• Public Health Interventions
• Public Health Research & Data Analysis

Spring Semester

• Monitoring & Evaluation in Public Health
• Global Health and Sustainability Development
• Public Health Practicum

Summer Semester
• Research Project

Part Time Programme Content

Year 1

• Public Health & Health Systems
• Public Health Interventions
• Public Health Research & Data Analysis

Spring Semester
• Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Health
• Global Health & Sustainable Development

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Public Health Practicum

Spring Semester
• Research project

Entry requirements

Graduates of any undergraduate degree can be accepted into the Public Health MSc. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.1 (second-class honours grade 1) result in their first honours bachelor's degree (NFQ Level 8 or other internationally recognised equivalent). Awards of 2:2 or less may be considered if applicants demonstrate at least five years of relevant public health work experience.

Application dates

What to include with your application?

A personal statement detailing why you wish to undertake the programme and the area of research that you are interested in doing (maximum length two pages A4, 11-point font size, 1.5 line spacing).

Qualification transcripts and certificates.

A copy of your birth certificate/passport (showing your legal name)

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

More details
  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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