Masters in Science / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health
Course Code Fulltime: DPTNM-CHEA-1F09
Course Code Part-time: DPTNM-CHEA-1P09
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Next Intake: September annually
Closing date for applications: 30 June
Location: 24 D’Olier Street and the Institute of Population Health, Tallaght, Dublin
International Students: Due to visa restrictions, Non-EU students are only eligible to apply for the 1 year full-time MSc programme.
This inter-professional Masters course in Community Health is designed for individuals from a wide range of health and social care professions. These include:
- EU and non-EU graduates including Community healthcare professionals and primary care practitioners, which includes the general practitioner (GP), practice nurse, public health nurse, dietician, dentist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, podiatrist, community pharmacist, psychologist and others including those from social care, mental health and intellectual disabilities
- This course aims to enable students from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds listed above to gain a grounded understanding of the core principles of public health and their application to the practice of community healthcare, and to increase graduates’ employability in community health practice.
Structure & Delivery
Year one commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year for part-time students and some additional days per week for full-time students.
Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, seminars, group discussions and self-directed learning. Assessments are one written examination, written assignments, group presentations applied to students’ area of community practice and discipline
Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health
Postgraduate Diploma in Community Health
Masters in Community Health
NU8007 Dissertation (30 ECTS)
Applicants to the course must fulfil the entry criteria listed below
- Possess a 2.1 degree in the applicant’s field of practice or satisfy the selection committee that they have the academic ability to successfully complete the programme
- where applicable, must hold current registration with the relevant professions’ regulatory body
- those whose first language is not English will need a recognised English language qualification in line with the requirements as specified in the Postgraduate Calendar Part 3 Section 1.5 Language of Instruction.
Applicants without a primary degree, in exceptional circumstances when they are in a position to satisfy the Admissions Sub-committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course, may be recommended for entry to the course following a thorough review of their individual qualifications and experience by the Admissions Sub-committee. Admission of such applicants will be subject to a special submission by the Admissions Sub-committee for consideration by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Documentation required to complete application
- 2 Academic references
- Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
- Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
- Where applicable, a letter of support from your Director of Nursing
Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.
Applicants may apply for the Masters/Postgraduate Diploma course or may apply for the Postgraduate Certificate course.
Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits; students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.
Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within five years of first entering the programme.
Upon successful completion of three modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 30 ECTS credits; student may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P.Grad.Cert.) or may progress further to the P.Grad.Diploma (top up) of 30 ECTS credits. Students who successfully complete the P.Grad.Dip. (top up) and who are then eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further to the M.Sc. course within five years of first entering the programme.
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
IELTS (Academic version) and IELTS Indicator : Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6 in each category
TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
- TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
- University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
- Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
- An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-Masters pathway programme. The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam.
The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam. Please click here for Pre-Masters pathway programme
Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2021/22 applications in light of test centre closures.
For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.
An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.