Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

To find out more about our highly respected courses in Public Health and Occupational Health, click on the links below.


BSc Public Health Sciences


Master of Public Health

MSc in Occupational Health

MSc Infection Prevention & Control

PG Certificates and Diplomas


BSc in Public Health Sciences CK706

Welcome Daisy

An Introduction to BSc in Public Health Sciences 

The BSc in Public Health Sciences in UCC is the only undergraduate degree in public health sciences in Ireland.

It offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary environment, to produce graduates who are passionate about public health

It provides training in the range of skills involved in keeping people healthy and preventing disease, including:

    • Assessing the health and wellbeing of populations
    • Investigating complex public health problems such as obesity, HIV/AIDS and COVID-19
    • Assessing the health impact of policy at local, national and global level
    • Communicating effectively with colleagues in public health and the wider health system, as well as with society at large.

BSc in Public Health Sciences Contacts:

If you have any queries about this course, please email us, we are happy to help.

Programme Director, Dr. Janas Harrington, j.harrington@ucc.ie

Senior Programme Coordinator, Ms. Tara O'Connell, sphprogrammes@ucc.ie

Dr Janas Harrington is the BSc Public Health Sciences Programme Director and Year 1 Coordinator. In the video below, Janas provides an overview of what students can expect when they study in the School of Public Health.

Janas Harrington Headshot

To view the video, simply click on the following link. Introduction to BSc Public Health Sciences

Work Placement and Graduate Career Paths

Work placement is a key element of our BSc in Public Health Sciences and to find out more about this and the myriad of opportunities available upon graduation, please watch Dr Fiona MacLeod's video. 

Fiona MacLeod Work Placements Video



Meet some of our students and hear what they have to say!

Elaine Meehan

Elaine Meehan Headshot

Elaine chats about her career trajectory from when she graduated from UCC in 2011 until now.

To find out more, click on Elaine Meehan Testimonial

James Scanlon - 2nd Year Student

James Scanlon Headshot

James talks about his experience in 1st Year - how he found the course interesting and enjoyed making new friends from Ireland and abroad. 

To listen to James, simply click on the following link James Scanlon Testimonial

Maeve McGovern - 3rd Year Student

Maeve McGovern Headshot

"A lot to look forward to, a brilliant course".  Maeve McGovern Testimonial

To find out more about our highly respected courses in Public Health – at undergraduate and postgraduate level - click on the links below.


Continued Professional Development

Please click on the link below to see the continued professional development modules that are currently available for Public Health students.

CPD Modules

School of Public Health

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