M.A. Blended

Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being

Waterford Institute of Technology

18 months
6500 EUR/year
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The M.A. in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being at Waterford Institute of Technology offers participants a unique opportunity to finely tune their facilitation and personal skills through practical experience, group process and advanced personal development.


The Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being  program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology is designed to enhance participants’ personal growth and development to advance the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies required for effective facilitation of health and well-being with groups, individuals, and key populations.

Our program aims to develop practitioner and academic capabilities underpinned by relevant academic theory and to enable participants make an original and significant contribution at the forefront of the field of study of and practice of facilitation for health and well-being.


  • Those for whom communication with others is core to the success of their work.
  • Managers.
  • People who work as part of a team.
  • People who seek to establish and maintain effective partnerships.
  • People who work with vulnerable and/or marginalised individuals or groups, and front line service providers e.g. teachers, health professionals, community workers, youth workers, gardai, social workers etc.
  • People who  wish to progress to higher levels within their organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Facilitation Skills
  • Advanced Facilitation Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Advanced Personal Development
  • Qualitative Research and Evaluation
  • The Determinants of Health and Well Being
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Individual and Social Influences on Health and Well Being
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a qualification at NFQ Level 8 Honours (2.2) degree or equivalent. 
  • Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 Qualification criteria, but have relevant work experience and study may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview. 
  • Normally applicants are subject to a pre-entry interview in order to be considered for a place on the programme. 
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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