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Design for Health and Wellbeing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MSc in Design for Health and Wellbeing at University of Limerick is based on working and co-designing with stakeholders right across health care, from hospitals, to mental health services, to public health, to wellbeing of consumers in society.

Overview

Program Details

The Masters in Design for Health and Wellbeing at University of Limerick is delivered predominantly in a design studio environment, cultivating a culture of creativity, peer learning and transdisciplinary exploration. The core design modules are based on project work, problem solving and creativity, that centres on collaboration, human centred design and contemporary design processes. Students work across domains and at the borders of design and other disciplines.The approach is based on real-world challenges linked with industry and community partners.

 Through this real-world approach students learn to identify opportunities and innovate solutions that have a positive impact on individuals, as well as public, health and wellbeing.Foundation knowledge in design processes will build to specific expertise, as applied to the areas health and wellbeing. The curriculum focuses on experimentation, exploration to develop critical thinking, independent learning and an ability to bring new processes and thinking to this emergent global area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs
  • Entrepreneurship – Establishing International Ventures
  • Design Research
  • Anatomy
  • Human Factors in Health Systems
  • Design Studio 
  • Health & Wellbeing Concepts & Perspectives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject as outlined below, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.
  • Applications are welcome from students of design and non-design backgrounds who are interested in innovating solutions for tomorrow’s health and wellbeing challenges and opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to, technical disciplines (science & engineering), business, medicine and allied health professions, and social sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14321 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14321 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6225 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6225 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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