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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.

The degree of Master of Public Health may be granted to registered medical and dental practitioners and to those with professional backgrounds in health or health care provision, who hold an appropriate primary degree or equivalent qualification. Candidates may be required to undertake an interview prior to acceptance for the course.

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 suitability 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 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.


1 year Full Time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
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.

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

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Christine Ridge
Contact Number: +353 1 716 3429

Subjects taught

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

Stage 1 - Option
Food Diet and Health
Nutritional Epidemiology
One Health
International Health I
Risk Perception, Communication and Behavior Changes
Biostatistics II
Research Methods in Genetic Epidemiology
International Health II
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Application date

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

The following entry routes are available:

MPH FT (X065)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline 31-JUL-18

MPH PT (X183)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline 31-JUL-18

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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