Health & Society

University College Cork


Course Name Health & Society
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKD10 CKD11
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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PAC Application Information

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Duration CKD10: 1 year Full-time
CKD11: 2 years Part-time

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Course Practicalities
There will be approximately 9 hours of lectures/seminars per week. Students will be expected to conduct on average 20 hours of reading per week, on top of the time spent in class.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants should hold a 2H2 degree (or equivalent) in either the disciplines of Philosophy, Public Health, Sociology, Social Science, Geography, Government, Politics, Law, Medicine, Nursing and other health professional programmes.

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Comment Who teaches this course?
• Dr Vittorio Bufacchi
• Professor John P. Browne
• Professor Ivan Perry
• Dr. Orla O’Donovan
Course Content

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Health and wellbeing are critical issues in society. The M.A. in Health and Society is a new and innovative programme which addresses health and its determinants from a rich interdisciplinary perspective. It is aimed at graduates from...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits as follows:
Core modules (60 credits)
• EH6025 Principles and Practice of Public Health (10 Credits)
• PH6047 Philosophy and Health (10 credits)
• SS6019 Critical Public Health (10 credits)

Students select one ...

Assessment Method Each module will be assessed by continuous assessment, end-of-semester examination or a combination of both. The continuous assessment element will take the form of essays and assignments including class presentations. There will also be a final year dissertation of approximately 10,000 words.
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
Students will acquire a variety of analytical skills, which will allow them to analyze health from many different perspectives. This MA will enhance opportunities to work in the health sector, at all levels. Careers in the private sector, especially pharmaceutical companies, will also be a possibility for graduates of this programme.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Bengt Autzen
00 353 21 4902588
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