Health Promotion

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
16020 EUR/year
6600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Health Promotion course at National University of Ireland, Galway is a taught programme with students having to complete four core modules and four optional modules, together with a minor dissertation based on original research which must be submitted not less than four months from completion of the taught course.


The programme offered by National University of Ireland, Galway aims to provide students with professional education and training in the core competencies for effective health promotion practice, including the following:

  • Theoretical background to the concepts and principles of health promotion.
  • Determinants of physical, mental and social well-being.
  • Application of health promotion interventions across diverse population groups, topics and settings.
  • Critical role of the research process in the development of knowledge and best practice in health promotion.

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities in Ireland and abroad exist for graduates of this programme.  Graduates are qualified to pursue a full-time career in health promotion or to incorporate health promotion principles into their work, expecially those in the health and education sectors.

MA graduates have found employment in statutory, voluntary, community and academic positions in a number of roles including dedicated Health Promotion Specialist posts.

PDip graduates have found employment in a diverse range of fields of health and medical research, including MDs and PhDs and improved professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in daily practice (Evidence-Based Healthcare).

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Research Methods
  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Health Promotion Practice
  • Determinants of Health Promotion
  • Promotion Healthy Behaviours
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Re-orienting Health Services
  • Supportive Environments
  • Evaluation of Health Promotion Programmes
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





60 (PDip)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Eligibililty for the MA programme is generally an honours primary degree (H2.2), or equivalent international qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16020 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16020 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Health Promotion
National University of Ireland, Galway