Public Health, Master | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
15700 EUR/year
7630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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University College Cork’s online Master of Public Health is designed to meet the increasing demand for highly trained public health specialists in Ireland and abroad.


University College Cork’s online Master of Public Health will prepare you to investigate, evaluate and address public health challenges, whatever your professional background.

On graduation you will be equipped with the core knowledge and specialised skills necessary to make a real difference in public health. This is a full-time and structured programme, delivered over 12 months.

Learning outcomes

The MPH is an innovative multi-disciplinary course where you can specialise in health promotion, health protection or epidemiology and biostatistics. The course offers both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and you can apply this knowledge to your dissertation. Our modules are developed and taught by a dedicated team of staff, who are experts in a variety of public health areas. Students will experience a wide range of teaching styles: classroom-based, limited fieldwork, and lab sessions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Health Promotion: Concepts, Principles and Practice
  • Public Health and Behavioural Change
  • Global and Environmental Health
  • Critical Public Health
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Advanced Epidemiology 
  • Survival Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants will be required to write a 500-word statement demonstrating suitability to undertake a Master of Public Health.

All candidates are required to meet one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ Level 8) in a relevant subject area or
  • Possess a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I in a postgraduate diploma (NFQ Level 9) in a relevant subject area.
Relevant subject areas are Biological Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Public Health and Social Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7630 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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