Entry requirements

Applications will be considered from those with health service management experience. In addition, applicants should hold a good honours degree in a professional discipline or an equivalent qualification. Shortlisted applicants may be requested to attend for interview. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

This course prepares students for middle and senior
management positions in the health services. It is intended
for suitably qualified applicants currently working in positions
with planning or management responsibility in health service
organisations. The course is multidisciplinary and open
to all professions. The course harnesses the core values of
commitment, caring and cooperation in professional clinical
practice with management principles and methods relevant
to the healthcare setting.
Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of
interdisciplinary exchange within small group settings. Teaching
is delivered through interactive sessions. Case studies, class
discussion and online discussions facilitate the application of
learning and ensure that the programme imparts a theoretical
framework of understanding whilst maintaining a practical
focus. The programme is continually updated to reflect
developments occurring within our rapidly changing healthcare
environment. A key feature within the programme is a relatively
small class size, which optimises learning for individual students.
The programme offers a comprehensive coverage of subjects
relevant to health services management. Modules include:
Year 1: Understanding the Healthcare Environment (comprising
Population Health, Law, and Marketing); Managing People
in Healthcare Organisations (comprising Management and
Organisational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, and
Organisational Development); Health Economics Information
and Operations Management Research Methods.
Year 2: Health Policy; Strategic Management (comprising
Strategic Planning, Change Management, Quality Management,
Risk Management, and Organisation Theory); Comparative
Healthcare (comprising Comparative Analysis, Healthcare
Financing, Delivery of Care, and Healthcare Reform); Research
Methods and Healthcare Ethics.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Check out our Facebook Page for all the latest funding information - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Trinity-College-Dublin-Graduate-Studies-Office/10150114776020076

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Stephanie Culson
+353-1-896 2665/3986