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Public Health MSc

University of Limerick
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Public Health MSc

This Masters of Science in Public Health is designed to equip students with marketable and transferable skillset and competencies that will enhance their career in public health or other health-related disciplines, both locally and internationally.

The focus of this Masters of Science in Public Health program is to move from the traditional public health teaching into the competency-based and applied public health. The program is exceptional in the strength of our modules in global health and sustainable development, the social determinants of health and health systems, public health research and data analysis, designing, monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions. From this MSc, any graduate irrespective of their professional background would be able to investigate, design, evaluate and address public health challenges and offers them a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary study and work. Student will also reflect critically on their own and others' learning styles and practice.

The program is made up of five core modules with online lectures, face to face skills building workshops on campus, practicum and a research project. Students can register on a fulltime or part-time basis. The full-time program runs for one academic year.

Admission requirements

Graduates of Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy Dentistry, Paramedics, Nursing, Allied health professionals, Psychology, Engineering, Developmental studies, Environmental sciences, Law, Statistics, Economics, Policy studies, Social sciences, Business, management, marketing, and other relevant or appropriate subjects

Applicants must hold a minimum 2.1 (second-class honours grade 1) result in their first honours bachelor 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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content


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


  • Monitoring & Evaluation in Public Health
  • Global Health & Sustainable Development
  • Public Health Practicum


  • Research Project

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


Tuition fee varies, please visit the university's website for more information.


Learning Outcomes:

1.1. Knowledge - Breadth and Kind:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the complexity of public health and health systems in different contexts.
  • Investigate problems that hinder health nationally and globally and identify the challenges facing the achievement of the sustainable Developmental Goals

Knowhow and Skill - Range and Selectivity:

  • Utilize various approaches, tools and metrics to design, deliver, monitor and evaluate public health interventions.

Competence - Context and Role:

  • Develop quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis skills to critically appraise and design different methodological approaches to address public health issues.

1.2. Competence - Learning to Learn:

  • Develop analytical and professional skills in planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating health services, policies, programs, projects and initiatives.
  • Apply design thinking approach to identify, test, and implement creative public health solutions to improve global health issues.
  • Critically evaluate contemporary issues in healthcare leadership and examine trends and developments in strategic management related to public health organizations.

1.3. Competence - Insight:

  • Engage in meaningful reflection to identify, interpret, improve and evaluate personal, cultural, and professional competencies to guide their career.

Career paths

This program will set up the graduates for a successful career in field of public health as academic researcher, data analyst, epidemiologist, health policy officer, project manager, health economist, public health nurse, public health dentist in various settings including health, research, business, government, national, international and non-governmental organisations.

This master program is recommend to students who are looking to acquire marketable and transferable skillset, and those who would like to get the sense of personal accomplishment, and those who would like to move in positions of leadership in healthcare. The program will equip students with differentiated competencies including tangible skills that will not only be marketed to future employers, but they also prepare our graduates for self-employment and consultancies.

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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