Program Overview

The Masters is delivered predominantly in a design studio environment, cultivating a culture of creativity, peer learning and transdisciplinary exploration. The core design modules are based on project work, problem solving and creativity, that centres on collaboration, human centred design and contemporary design processes. Students work across domains and at the borders of design and other disciplines.

The approach is based on real-world challenges linked with industry and community partners. Through this real-world approach students learn to identify opportunities and innovate solutions that have a positive impact on individuals, as well as public, health and wellbeing.

Foundation knowledge in design processes will build to specific expertise, as applied to the areas of health and wellbeing. The curriculum focuses on experimentation and exploration to develop critical thinking, independent learning and an ability to bring new processes and thinking to this emergent global area.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,900

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The Masters will be delivered in a design studio environment, cultivating a culture of creativity, peer learning and transdisciplinary exploration. The core design modules will be based on project work that centres on collaboration, human centred design and contemporary design processes.

Autumn Semester - Full time 
 

  • Entrepreneurship – Establishing International Ventures
  • Design Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Emergent Care 1
    (30 ECTS)


Spring Semester - Full time
 

  • Human Factors in Health Systems
  • Introduction to Health and Health Promotion
  • Ideation and Representation
  • Concept Development and Evaluation
    (30 ECTS)


Summer Semester - Full time
 

  • Design Project (30 credits)
    (30 ECTS)

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject as outlined below, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Applications are welcome from students of non-design backgrounds who are interested in innovating solutions for tomorrow’s health and wellbeing challenges and opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to, technical disciplines (science & engineering), business, medicine and allied health professions, and social sciences.

Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.  An interview may be part of the admission process

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Graduates of this programme will have advanced design skills setting them up for innovation roles to lead the development of new health solutions across diverse applications and industries. 

Example careers include:
 

  • Medical device innovation
  • Consumer products to improve health and wellbeing
  • Health technologies to monitor and treat diseases
  • Innovative solutions to address psychology and sociological aspects in health

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