MSc Public Health

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

You will sharpen your analytical and critical thinking and develop knowledge and skills that will help you assume a leadership role in clinical care.

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is for students who hold a Graduate Diploma Nursing (Public Health Nursing) Level 9. 

Applicants must be employed as PHNs at time of application and for the duration of the programme.

Students enrolled on the programme complete a 30 ETS module, NMHS 44020 Evidence Synthesis and Translation, over two Trimesters (September to May). Students work under the guidance of an allocated supervisor to write a thesis on a topic of their interest. The thesis will present a synthesis of existing evidence or an initiative to translate evidence into practice.

MSc Public Health (X759) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 5280
nonEU    fee per year - € 14550

***Fees are subject to change


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Application Fee

Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €60 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.

More information about fees is available on the UCD website at the link below:

  • Applicants must be registered as a professional nurse or midwife on a live register

  • Applicants must be employed in clinical practice/management while undertaking the programme

  • Experience in management is desirable

  • Hold a Level 9 Graduate Diploma (Public Health Nursing)

Documents Required

  • Certificates of nursing qualifications or validated copies of awards
  • Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant
  • A current photocopy of NMBI registration
  • Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport
  • Professional Reference Form

"I decided to complete the MSc Nursing (Public Health) at UCD. UCD has a reputation as an academic stronghold. Personally, this was a drawing factor for me. With regard to the course structure the lectures were one evening a week. Each one acted as a stepping stone to guide you towards your end goal of completing your dissertation. The course co-ordinators provided structured targets with achievable time frames that allowed you to complete the work and gain momentum. All students also had the support of a link lecturer and a supervisor who advised on the dissertation itself. They could not have been more supportive and were so knowledgeable it gave great confidence that although daunting at times you could achieve what you set out to. The course gave me the confidence to continue to pursue further academic achievements in the near future."

Keighleigh Byrne

Public Health Nurse, Graduate

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Nursing (Public Health) PT (X759)
2 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised