MPhil (Health Sciences—Social Care)

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Health Sciences

Course overview

The discipline of health promotion is committed to conducting and disseminating high quality research to develop, support, and enhance the evidence-base for social care.

Research areas in social care include those relating to the three population groups:

  1. Children

  2. Older people

  3. People with disabilities.

In the context of community and / or residential care settings.

Programmes available

MPhil, full-time (Not on offer for 2012/13 entry)
MPhil, part-time

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours in the BA in Social Care, or equivalent

Areas of interest

Professor Margaret Barry:
Mental health promotion; evidence-based practice and evaluation research in health promotion; public perceptions of mental health, health promotion competencies.

Dr. Margaret Hodgins
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Workplace health promotion, gender and workplace bullying, the role of organisational culture in promoting health in the workplace.

Dr. Michal Molcho
Adolescent health, social inequalities, violence and injury prevention, immigrant health

Dr. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn:
School health promotion; health inequalities among children and young people; sexual behaviour, substance use and risk taking and women’s health; Health Behaviour in School Children (HBSC).

Dr. Diarmuid O’Donovan:
Health inequalities; health policy; communicable disease control and environmental health; sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS; substance misuse; health and human rights; international health.

Dr. Martin Power:
Social care theory and practice; care planning; risk and regulation; social policy; adult education.

Dr. Lisa Pursell
Health inequalities, environmental health, health impact assessment, methodologies and evaluation

Dr. Jane Sixsmith:
Health communication; community health; qualitative methodologies; health services research. 

Dr. Colette Kelly:
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Children’s health and social care, health behaviour in school children (HBSC), food and nutrition, vulnerable groups.

Researcher profiles

The Health Promotion Research Centre web site lists all research projects, reports and publications

Find out more

Dr. Martin Power
T: +353 91 492 157

PAC code

Closing date: July, 2015 (for course commencing September 2015)

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2015/16

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Ph.D. EU Full time programme:  €4,529 p.a.

Ph.D. EU Part time programme:  €2,320 p.a.

Current Students

No current student.
The next academic year 2012 / 2013 to see the first intake of students on this M.Phil

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Current Students

No current student.
The next academic year 2012 / 2013 to see the first intake of students on this M.Phil

Latest News