MSc Health Promotion Practice

The programme is aimed at giving learners the knowledge and skills to promote health through a variety of strategies and  through developing relevant competencies.  Students will learn about effective strategies for promoting and sustaining health behaviour change. In addition students will learn skills to critically appraise the evidence on what works in health promotion and  will develop their  analysis and practical research skills. Project Management is now a vital part of planning,delivering and evaluating initiatives in health promotion. Students will also develop skills in managing projects and managing change in various settings through modules specific to health promotion. Students will undertake a 30 credit research thesis. 

This MSc programme can be undertaken as two post-graduate certificates

  1. PGCert in Health Promotion & Wellness Practice

2. PGCert in Health Project Management  

followed by a 30 credit research thesis. 

Application Closing Date : 30th August 2019

Health & Nutritional Sciences NA Taught Masters Degree by Thesis
2 part time

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

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

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, social sciences and childcare. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be suitably qualified to work in a wide range of health and community settings. 

Roles may include health promotion and development officers for a range of topics for example sport/physical activity, mental health, sexual health.

Graduates may pursue careers as health project managers, researchers and as wellness practitioners.

What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates can apply to funded PhD within the Institute or other Institutes. 

What subjects will I study?

Details of the modules to follow.

Programme Fees

Total €5,500. 

It is possible to pay via instalments.


Who do I contact?

Admissions or Head of Department.