Community Health (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip. / P.Grad.Cert.)

M.Sc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time / P.Grad.Cert: 1 year part-time


The aim of this course is to enable students from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds 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. The course is suitable for people who are currently either working in, or intend to work in community health and who are seeking an enhanced qualification for their career advancement.

Career Opportunities 

This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further clinical training, or a career in clinical research or further academic research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment as a counsellor, developmental psychologist and educational psychologist, among many other psychology-related careers.

Graduates of this course go on to work in NGOs, policy, government and research institution, as well as heath professions in a variety of sectors. The course also advances their career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training, as well as opens the doors to further academic research.

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Study Community Health (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip. / P.Grad.Cert.) at Trinity

This presentation provides information on TCD, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the programme learning outcomes. Guidance on application to this programme is also provided.

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Dr Eimear McGlinchey

Closing Date

30th June 2023

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Admission Requirements


    will be required to hold a minimum 2.1 grade (second class honours) in a relevant primary degree in the applicant’s field of practice.
    where applicable, must hold current registration with the relevant professions’ regulatory body.
    or otherwise satisfy the course committee they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS. When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question. *This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland.

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
•    IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
•    TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
•    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-sessional 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 2020/21 applications in light of test centre closures.
Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Course Fees

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