Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being, M.A. | Waterford Institute of Technology | Waterford, Ireland
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Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being

18 months
6500 EUR/year
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The Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being from 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 aims of the Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being programme from Waterford Institute of Technology are as follows:

  • 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.
  • To develop practitioner and academic capabilities underpinned by relevant academic theory.
  • 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.

Course Delivery

  • One Friday and Saturday block per month and one residential weekend per month with additional online contact.

  • The programme is delivered through a blend of methods consisting of groupwork, workshops, lectures, projects, e-learning etc. Experiential learning is the methodology used throughout the course.
  • For the award of Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Health and Well Being a student must accumulate 90 credits.

The MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being is for all people whose core work involves communication with others; 

this programme is relevant to:

  • 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:

  • Personal Development
  • Qualitative Research and Evaluation
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • The Determinants of Health and Well-Being
  • Individual and Social Influences on Health and Well-Being
  • Group Development and Workshop Design

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.
  • All applicants must demonstrate that they have a level of maturity and life experience adequate to cope with the modalities of the programme. The programme board will require an interview with applicants to ascertain this. A minimum of 70% must be achieved at interview in order to be considered for a place on the programme.
  • Those applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet WIT’s English Language Requirements before being offered a place on the programme.

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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