B.Sc. On Campus

Public Health and Health Promotion (Hons)

48 months
10250 EUR/year
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The BSc Public Health and Health Promotion (Hons) from Waterford Institute of Technology is a full-time, four year, honours degree course of study that can be chosen within the Health Sciences Common Entry Route.


On completion of this Public Health and Health Promotion (Hons) course from Waterford Institute of Technology you will become an accredited public health and health promotion practitioner and enjoy a diverse career helping to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. 

What will you learn about on the BSc (Hons) Public Health & Health Promotion?

The course develops the skills and competencies in students to support individuals and communities to live healthier and happier lives. You will study nutrition and study the science behind a healthy diet, how to analyse the diet and promote dietary change. You will learn practical facilitation and behaviour change skills and how to be an excellent communicator. 

You will learn how to become an excellent consumer of research and how to conduct research. You will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate health interventions and campaigns and have the opportunity to apply your skills in a practical setting. You will learn about the body, human disease, and how to conduct health screening and measurement. You will learn about social justice, inequality, policy and public health.

 In addition, you will learn how to work with state agencies, local government, NGOs and communities to build capacity for better health. 

Career opportunities for BSc (Hons) in Public Health & Health Promotion graduates:

  • Youth or community worker

  • Health promotion and improvement officer

  • Workplace health promotion

  • Health promotion with specific groups, eg. homeless, older adult, young offenders, drug addicts

  • Health services (addiction, probation, schools health promotions)

  • Overseas development

  • Health screening & lifestyle counselling 

  • Private health company

  • Physical activity promotion

  • Care settings – youth, elderly

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Psychology of Health
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Nutrition: Vitamins & Minerals
  • Sociology of Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7
  • If English is not your first language, students should present evidence of competence. 
  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry. 
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Student Contribution €3,000

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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