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As UCD has a widely acclaimed reputation in the area of Public Health learning, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a wide range of careers in the Public Health sector.

What do our graduates say about the programme?

Vera Grywacheski, Canada. Graduated 2014.

"Many Canadian job postings require an MPH Degree. I was aware that UCD was a globally recognised University and the focused time-frame and intensiveness of the MPH programme appealed to me. During my time in UCD, I was greatly impressed by the credentials of the faculty, while the facilities and the smaller classes enhanced my learning experience. I am now employed in a rewarding job at the Canadian Institute for Health Information where I analyse data on patient health care services across the country.

The MPH programme has equipped me with the necessary skills to be able to apply for posts such as these. Finally, my time in UCD offered a great opportunity to mix studies with travel. There was so much to do in Ireland, without sacrificing the quality of the University experience."

Dr. Victor Mukonka, Senior Lecturer, Copperbelt University, Zambia. Graduated 1997

"I trained as a medical doctor and work as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in our Medical School in Zambia. I was the first Zambian to undertake the Masters in Public Health (MPH) in UCD and since then I have facilitated more than 25 Zambian doctors to do the MPH at UCD. Having worked with some graduates from UCD, I have been inspired by their self-motivation, commitment and dedication to their profession.

While studying at UCD, I was impressed by the level of commitment and dedication of the lecturers. UCD provided excellent facilities and a great learning environment, giving me new knowledge and skills that helped me make an impact back home and contribute to the development of my country. The Ministry of Health in Zambia appointed me as the National Director of Public Health & Research, a position I have now held for many years; I owe it to the training and professional development in Public Health I received from UCD."

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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