To meet the increasing demand for highly trained public health specialists, we are offering a Master of Public Health designed to prepare you to investigate, evaluate and address public health challenges, whatever your professional background. Our Master of Public Health program will equip you with the core knowledge and specialized skills necessary to make a real difference in public health. This is a full-time and structured program, delivered over 12 months.
Please note this is the campus-based Masters of Public Health. If you wish to apply for the online programme please click here.
The Masters of Public Health (MPH) is a full-time program delivered over 12 months. Lectures take place on Thursdays (3 pm to 9 pm) and on Fridays (9 am to 5 pm). The program allows students to specialize in a specific pathway as follows:
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Why Choose This Course
The MPH is a multi-disciplinary course where you can specialize 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.
Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between topics such as healthcare, science, the environment, management, and leadership.
At the School of Public Health, we are involved in major national research projects, including focusing on nutritional epidemiology, looking at causes and prevention of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, tobacco control, and health services research. Most recently we were awarded significant funding to research the impact Covid-19 public health measures have had on the people of Ireland.
At UCC we support our student community by offering scholarships and prizes to prospective and current students. Please see the Scholarships & Prizes page for more information.