MSc Health Promotion Practice
This programme will provide those working to deliver on the ambitions of the Healthy Ireland framework with the skills to plan and deliver multi-disciplinary health promotion projects with professional competence. The programme combines the development of expertise in Health Promotion, including skills in research, analysis and communication, with skills in the planning and execution of complex initiatives in this field.
The programme includes taught online courses in three areas of specific relevance, namely:
- Concepts and Competencies for Health Promotion
- Health Project Planning and Design
- Public Health Research
These modules will all support a practice-based research project, which will give the participant the opportunity to use a major work-based project as the focus for learning and reflection. In those students who are in employment this research based project may support the achievement of the employer’s objectives.
Key Course Information
The flexible, online delivery of this programme facilitates a remote learning opportunity for those who are currently in employment and/or are unable to attend on-campus but are keen to further their education in health promotion practice at masters level.
Concepts & Competencies for Health Promotion
Health Project Management
Quantitative Methods for Health Research
Qualitative & Mixed Methods for Health Research
Statistics and Data Analysis
Semester 3 & 4:
Health Promotion Practice Thesis
Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021
Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline may apply.
Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at www.myexperience.ie
As Healthy Ireland encourages all sectors of society to engage in promoting health we welcome graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds including but not limited to health science/ health promotion, sport and leisure, education, health and safety, social sciences and childcare.
Graduates will be suitably qualified to work in a wide range of health and community settings.
Graduated may pursue careers in research, advocacy and policy development including evidence.
Other opportunities include careers as health project managers, researchers and as wellness practitioners.
Graduates can apply to funded PhD within the Institute or other Institutes.
"My name is Audrey Colreavy, I have worked as a physiotherapist with the HSE for over 20 years. I choose to do the on line two year masters in Health Promotion in IT Sligo for a number of reasons, it allows me to continue working full time, I am able to attend the lectures on line from my home, if I cant attend live they are all recorded so I can work around family,work,life commitments. The on line library access and moodle platform are fantastic. The lecturers are only an email away and always reply promptly to queries. There is no time lost travelling to lecturers or reduced working hours needed. The modules are all applicable to my learning needs and continuous professional development requirement of CORU, as a health and social care professional".
Audrey Colreavy, Senior Cardiology Physiotherapist, Sligo University Hospital.
"Having completed a BSc in Public Health and Health Promotion I always hoped to continue with a Master’s Degree; so when I saw this online Masters Programme in Health Promotion Practice at Sligo IT I felt the time was right. At first I did worry about studying online especially as it has been a number of years since I completed my degree, however, the online delivery of the course is very convenient and it suits my personal situation and current work commitments. The support in place for online students has been very beneficial, from induction to ongoing practical supports from lecturers. I find the course content well-structured and the modules have a strong relevance to my work as youth officer with Foróige National Youth Development Organisation. I certainly feel this course will provide me with practical skills and knowledge that will enhance my work practice in the field of health promotion, research and project management. I would highly recommend this Masters Programme to anyone who is contemplating continuing their education in this area of work".
Elaine Granaghan, Youth Officer, Foróige, Sligo
Total Programme Fees:
Fees per annum:
Per 10 credit module:
Per 5 credit module:
|Concepts & Competencies for Health Promotion||10|
|Health Project Management||10|
|Quantitative Methods for Health Research||05|
|Qualitative & Mixed Methods for Health Research||05|
|Statistics and Data Analysis||05|
|Heath Promotion Practice Thesis||55|