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Health Sciences—Social Care (MPhil)
The Discipline of Health Promotion offers an MPhil in Social Care part-time over 2 years or 1 year full-time. The MPhil programme offers qualified, experienced social care workers the opportunity to extend and enhance the depth and breadth of their knowledge within a framework of academic rigour. Application is open to those with a BA degree in Social Care, Level 8, Grade 2.1 or over. Application is competitive and the number of places offered is limited. As places are limited, being eligible does not guarantee a place on the programme.
The aim of the MPhil (Health Sciences—Social Care) is to prepare graduates to develop, improve and enhance knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen area of research.
Students on the MPhil programme will be required to conduct a piece of independent and original research, normally comprising the design of an empirical study and the collection, analysis and interpretation of data under the supervision of a member of academic staff of the Discipline of Health Promotion. Students will be supported by a named academic supervisor for the duration of the programme.
Prior to formal application it is recommended that students make direct contact with potential supervisors in the Discipline to discuss their plans and to work on their research proposals. A full CV and proposal will be requested and considered prior to acceptance onto a research degree programme.
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
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If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search
Professor Margaret Barry:
RESEARCH INTERESTS: 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
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Adolescent health, social inequalities, violence and injury prevention, immigrant health
Dr. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn
RESEARCH INTERESTS: 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
RESEARCH INTERESTS: 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
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Social care theory and practice; care planning; risk and regulation; social policy; adult education.
Dr. Lisa Pursell
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health inequalities, environmental health, health impact assessment, methodologies and evaluation
Dr. Jane Sixsmith
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health communication; community health; qualitative methodologies; health services research.
The Health Promotion Research Centre web site lists all research projects, reports and publications: www.nuigalway.ie/hprc/
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