1 Fulbright/Masters of Science in Public Health, University of Limerick Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSummer Start
Grant Length12 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
The University of Limerick (UL) is a young, innovative university committed to fostering the potential of our students for the future through excellence in teaching, learning and research. Situated on the west coast of Ireland, the sustainable and environmentally conscious campus at UL spans an area of 366 acres and features unrivalled cultural and sporting facilities. Our community of learners at UL includes a diverse student population from over 100 countries across the globe. In a recent survey of more than 5000 international students across all Irish universities UL was voted as the top university for best welcome, best student experience and best student support.
Established in 2007 the School of Medicine at UL was the first Graduate Entry Medical School in Ireland and the first to integrate problem-based learning into it’s curriculum, ensuring a student-centred learning model with an emphasis on community and collaborative learning. In line with this the Masters of Science in Public Health in the School of Medicine was designed in collaboration with health service partners and multidisciplinary stakeholders. The Masters of Science in Public Health curriculum is accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) which represents the five leading associations of Public Health in the European Region and is committed to assuring and improving the quality of educational activities throughout the Europe and the globe.
The focus of our programme is to move from traditional public health teaching into more applied public health education. Our Faculty believe in the vision of "Theory to Practice" and the focus for our students is on competency-based learning in order to embed transferable skills in Public Health in addition to building theoretical knowledge. The programme is delivered in a blended format through a mix of case studies, online lectures, classroom-based workshops, group assignment work, and individual projects. The core modules taught on the programme include the following;
- Public Health and Health Systems
- Public Health Interventions
- Public Health Research and Data Analysis
- Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Health
- Global Health and Sustainable Development
- Practicum: An 8-week professional placement with a Public Health Partner Organisation
- Research Project: Supervisor led and manuscript based with the opportunity for publication.
The purpose of this grant is to enable US citizens who are resident in the US to complete a fully funded taught Masters programme in Public Health at the University of Limerick over a period of 1 year.
The Masters of Science in Public Health is designed to equip students with marketable and transferable skillset and competencies that will enhance their career in public health or other health-related disciplines, both locally and internationally.
The Studentship in Public Health enables graduates to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the complexity of public health and health systems in different contexts.
- Investigate complex problems that hinder health nationally and globally, to identify the challenges facing the achievement of the Sustainable Developmental Goals.
- Utilize various approaches, tools, and metrics to design, deliver, monitor, and evaluate public health interventions.
- Develop quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis skills to critically appraise and design different methodological approaches to public health issues.
- Develop analytical and professional skills in planning, managing, monitoring, and evaluating health services, policies, programmes, projects, and initiatives.
- Apply a design thinking approach to identify, test, and implement creative public health solutions to improve global health issues.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and social accountability.
Summer Start (August 2024) for 12 months.
Must be holders of an honours bachelor degree, grade 2.1 or above, or a Master’s degree from a Recognised College in a relevant discipline. Graduates of any undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.1 (second-class honours grade 1) result in their first honours bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8 or other internationally recognised equivalent). Applicants may use the GPA calculator to determine equivalency. Awards of 2:2 or less may be considered if applicants demonstrate at least five years of relevant public health work experience.
The Commission is seeking applicants who:
- Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
- Demonstrate leadership experience, attributes and, or potential;
- Outline a strong rationale for pursuing a Masters at UL that indicate how a Fulbright to Ireland fits into longer term goals;
- Demonstrate the benefit of becoming a Fulbrighter; to themselves (personally and professionally), to their discipline, to society, to Ireland, to the Fulbright Program / Commission and to the U.S. when they return;
- Extend themselves beyond their studies to become actively involved in Irish society and the work of the Fulbright Commission. The Commission is keen to support projects that brings awardees into contact with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly outside of academia, to maximize their exchange experience and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Program in Ireland.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.
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Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Applicants will need to apply for admission to the MSc in Public Health at the University of Limerick.
Fee waiver from the University of Limerick.