University of Galway: Masters of Adolescent Health (M.Sc Adolescent Health)

University of Galway

MSc in Adolescent Health Programme at The University of Galway

Looking to make an impact on adolescents in your community and around the globe?

The Disciplines of Children’s Studies and Paediatrics at University of Galway are pleased to offer an MSc in Adolescent Health. This postgraduate programme provides students with interdisciplinary training in adolescent health grounded within a public health approach. Students will enjoy the flexibility of a blended learning approach, which combines online modules and monthly weekend on-campus. This interdisciplinary programme is designed specifically for educators, youth workers, coaches, and health care professionals who are passionate about improving the health and well-being of adolescents. Graduates will be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to promote and improve the health of adolescents, locally, nationally, and globally.

Why choose this MSc course?

You will receive interdisciplinary training in adolescent health grounded in a public health approach.

  • You will enjoy the flexibility of a blended learning approach, which combines asynchronous activities, live class sessions via zoom, and a series of on-campus workshops held the first Saturday of each month throughout the academic year.
  • You can also choose to complete the programme either on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) basis, allowing you to complete the programme around your personal schedule.
  • You will learn to define the health and developmental needs of adolescents, design strategies to address those needs, and evaluate the effectiveness of adolescent health policies and programmes.
  • You will complete an Integrative Learning Experience (ILE), such as a community-led project, narrative review, or independent research leading to a thesis. Your ILE final project will be on a topic of your choosing and tailored to your personal interests and professional goals.
  • When you leave this programme, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to work with and on behalf of adolescents, and to promote and improve the health of adolescents locally, nationally, and globally.

Entry requirements

Successful candidates will have a strong undergraduate record with a minimum of a 2.2 in a Level 8 in the social sciences, health sciences, or a cognate discipline. Applicants with a Level 7 with extensive experience working with adolescents will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are required to submit a Personal Statement that highlights their commitment to the field of adolescent health. Applicants should also submit a CV and two letters of recommendation.

International applicants are required to have an equivalent degree and submit their results from their undergraduate university. Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of a 6.5 is required on the IELTS.

Want more information about this MSc programme?

More information can be found here: or by contacting the Programme Director, Professor Michal Molcho:

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Dec, 2022
Online / Galway
Expiry Date
9th Feb, 2023