NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Adolescent Health Interdisciplinary (College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, and College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences)

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 25 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MSH1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Dr Lindsay Sullivan, Discipline of Children’s Studies E:

NEW for 2021

Your Course This is an innovative, interdisciplinary MSc offered by the Discipline of Children’s Studies (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures) in collaboration with the Discipline of Paediatrics. This programme is delivered through a blended learning approach, making it suitable for recent graduates, working professionals, and distance learners. It is open to those working with, or planning to work with, adolescents in various capacities, including teachers, sports coaches, social carers, youth workers, etc. It focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities that are faced by adolescents, as they transition from childhood to adolescence. Students will be required to complete five core modules (Research Methods, Communication Skills, Typical Development in Adolescence, Chronic Health Disorders in Adolescence, and a Group Research Project/Dissertation) during the programme; and four optional modules based on their personal interests and professional goals. Through this programme students will enhance their knowledge of adolescent health and the skills required to work effectively with adolescents in various capacities. Career Opportunities The programme is aimed at those working, or intending to work, with adolescents in various settings and capacities. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, trainers, youth workers, adolescent health researchers, etc. After completion of this programme, you will be trained to work in adolescent health practice and research. Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work in a vast array of organisations including health care, consulting firms, hospitals, not-for-profit organisations, schools, universities, and many more. Minimum Entry Requirements Successful candidates will have a strong undergraduate record with a minimum of a 2.2 in 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 also required to submit a personal statement that highlights their commitment to the field of adolescent health. Applicants should also include a resumé. International applicants are required to have an equivalent degree and 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. FIND OUT MORE AT: health.html


1. You are interested in working, or already work, with adolescents and want to increase your knowledge and skills in this area in a master’s course that only exists in NUI Galway. 2. You want to increase your knowledge and understanding

of the health and needs of adolescents from an

interdisciplinary perspective. 3. You want to develop a set of skills that will allow you to communicate and work better with adolescents.

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