M.Sc. On Campus

Public Health

University of Limerick

12 months
12000 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Limerick will facilitate students to acquire a marketable and transferable skillset and competencies, to enhance their career in public health or other health-related disciplines both locally and internationally. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government, private, and non-profit organisations. 

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The Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Limerick curriculum is a competency-based and blended learning format, using case methods approaches and real-life scenarios. The programme consists of five core modules, a practicum, and a research project. Each module is six weeks long and includes a mandatory in-person five-day skills building workshop on campus. 

The focus of the MSc in Public Health programme is to move from the traditional public health teachings into a competency-based and applied public health way of learning. The programme is exceptional in the strength of its modules in global health and sustainable development, the social determinants of health and health systems, public health research and data analysis, and design, monitoring, and evaluation of public health interventions. 

From this MSc, any graduate irrespective of their professional background will be able to investigate, design, evaluate, and address public health challenges. The MSc in Public health also provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary study and work. Students will also reflect critically on their own and others' learning styles and practice.

The programme is made up of five core modules with online lectures, on-campus face-to-face skills building and group-collaboration workshops, a practicum, and a research project. Students can register on a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time programme runs for one academic year, with the part-time running for 2 academic years. The first five core modules are taken at the same time for both full-time and part-time students.

Graduate Profile

This programme will set graduates up for a successful career in the field of public health, depending on their previous experience and individual competencies developed during the MSc. Example roles might include: Academic researcher, Data analyst, Epidemiologist, Health policy officer, Project manager, Health economist, Public health nurse, Public health dentist. Graduates would be likely to go on to work in settings such as health, research, business, government, and national or international non-governmental organisations. 

This MSc programme is recommended to students who are looking to acquire marketable and transferable skills, those wishing to further their academic achievements, and those who would like to move in positions of leadership in healthcare. The programme will equip students with differentiated competencies including tangible skills that will not only be marketed to future employers, but also prepare our graduates for self-employment and consultancy roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health & Health Systems 
  • Public Health Interventions 
  • Public Health Research & Data Analysis 
  • Monitoring & Evaluation in Public Health 
  • Global Health & Sustainable Development
  • Public Health Practicum 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduates of any undergraduate degree can be accepted into the Public Health MSc. 
  • Applicants must hold a minimum 2.1 (second-class honours grade 1) result in their first honours bachelor’s 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time Fees

  • EU €3500 per year
  • Non-EU €7000 per year

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 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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