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MPH Public Health (Nutrition)

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MPH Nutrition programme in UCD has been developed to offer multi-disciplinary training and development in Public Health Nutrition, emphasising the application of food and nutrition knowledge, policy, and research to the improvement of population health. 

- Knowledge of the factors influencing health status.

- The epidemiological skills of study design and analysis.

- A proper understanding of the Public Health function.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for registered medical and dental practitioners and those with professional backgrounds in health or health care provision, who hold an appropriate primary degree, with an upper second class honours or international equivalent required.

• Applicants to this programme should apply to the general MPH programme. Further information is available online.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also
demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.


1 year full-time - X299
2 years part-time - X300

Length of Programme
The full time course for the Master of Public Health extends over an academic year of study with lectures taking place Wednesday to Friday. Alternatively, a part time course is offered extending over two academic years, which involves completion of Blocks 1 and 3 in the first academic year, and Blocks 2 and 4 in the second academic year (lectures Wednesday to Friday)

Important - The part-time programme involves attendance at Blocks 1 and 3 during the first year, and Blocks 2 and 4 during the second year along with the full-time students. This therefore entails attendance full time on Wednesday - Friday during the blocks being completed. The dissertation will be completed during the second year of study.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
As UCD has a globally acclaimed reputation in the area of Public Health, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a wide range of careers in the Public Health sector.

Many of our 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.

Related Programmes
MSc Food Safety & Risk Analysis FT
MPH (Penang Medical College) FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Christine Ridge
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 3429

Subjects taught

The MPH programmes are divided into four six-week blocks, each of which contain Core and Option modules. This is a 90 credit Masters. Each student must take 70 credits of taught modules and a 20 credit Dissertation.

Stage 1 - Core
Introduction to Environmental Science and Health
Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Public Health Practice
Nutritional Epidemiology
Biostatistics I
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
One Health
Health Promotion
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Risk Perception, Communication and Behavior Changes
Applied Research Methods & Data Management
MPH Dissertation
Sociology & Social Epidemiology
Principles of Management, Health Economics & Health Policy


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Applicants should hold a primary degree in a nutrition related subject.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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