Master of Public Health
available via the Government's Jobs Stimulus Package
Closed for Applications since 13th November
The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that our Master of Public Health Programme (MPH) will open for new applicants during the current academic year under the Government's Jobs Stimulus package.
The Jobs Stimulus package aims to help get people back to work, upskill workers and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of COVID-19. Please visit Gov.ie and the Higher Education Authority webpages for further information.
On the announcement, Prof. Ivan Perry, Dean of the School of Public Health, said:
“This is an exciting opportunity for those returning to the workplace, those in employment, the formerly self-employed and recent graduates who wish to contribute to Ireland’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the most significant public health crisis in over 100 years. The Master of Public Health programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to address other major global and national public health issues, including the health and societal consequences of climate change, tobacco control and the global obesity pandemic."
The new intake of students will complete first semester modules in a separate cohort and will then join the existing 20/21 cohort in the second semester. The MPH programme now open is normally offered as a Campus-based programme, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, all teaching will be online for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Courses funded under the package will be open to returners to the workforce, those in employment, the formerly self-employed and recent graduates. All participants, with the exception of returners to the workforce, will contribute 10% of the course cost.
Eligible participants must have at least a Level 8 qualification or equivalent prior to acceptance onto the course.
Exact academic eligibility requirements for the MPH programme are outlined below:
- All applicants will be required to write a 300-word statement demonstrating suitability to undertake a Master of Public Health.
- All candidates are required to meet one of the following:
Possess a NFQ Level 8 degree in a relevant subject area (minimum 2H1).
Possess a NFQ Level 9 postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject area (minimum 2H1).
Relevant subject areas are Biological Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Public Health and Social Sciences.
Eligible Applicants must also be ordinarily resident in Ireland and must meet the nationality and EU residency rules as aligned to Springboard as detailed here.
How to apply
To find out more about our MPH programme, please visit the Master of Public Health webpage.
Full details on eligibility, the programme and the application process can be found by clicking on the following https://www.ucc.ie/en/skills/
Please direct all enquiries to Ms Emily Lynch, MPH Course Coordinator: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is Friday November 13th.
The programme will commence on Monday November 23rd.
The Programme has been fully subscribed and no further places are available for 2020/21.