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The MSc in Global Health is a one-year, full-time programme, with an option to study part-time over two years.  Students must complete the equivalent of 90 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits to graduate: 60 ECTS credits for the taught component and 30 ECTS credits for the dissertation. The academic year is divided into three terms: Michaelmas (Term 1), Hilary (Term 2) and Trinity (Term 3). The first two terms form the taught component of the course, and the last term is to finalise the research dissertation requirement.

The taught component consists of compulsory modules designed to increase understanding of health determinants, health system organisation, health policy and financing, and various research methodologies and skills useful in the field of global health. In addition, students must take optional modules, which may reflect the diversity of their academic, research and career interests. Upon completion of the modules, students will undertake and complete a programme of research leading to the writing and submission of a dissertation. The dissertation may be written following research and/or internship placement with government departments, international agencies and civil society organisations in Ireland or elsewhere.

The part-time programme will be scheduled over two academic years, following the schedule of the full-time programme.  To obtain the MSc in Global Health degree, part-time students must complete the same academic requirements as students in the full-time programme.  For more information on the part-time option, please visit:

MSc in Global Health Programme




An online orientation programme will also be organised in the weeks prior to registration and on-campus orientation in mid-September.




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