Available: Full- Time
Duration: 1 Semester
Award: Specialist Diploma
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 10, 2021
The application deadline for these programmes has been extended to the January 10th 2021 to accommodate demand. Please note programmes may close in advance of deadline.
The Specialist Diploma in Design for Health and Wellbeing is based on working and co-designing with stakeholders right across health care, from hospitals, to mental health services, public health and the wellbeing of consumers in society.
The programme 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
This programme has secured Government funding through the July Stimulus Postgraduate Skills package. Eligible applicants can avail of 90-100% funding. Please click here for eligibility criteria
What to include with your application
- Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
- English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
- A copy of your most recent CV
- A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long version)
- Proof of status - Please click here for more information
Academic Entry Requirements
Applicants must have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject as outlined below, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants.
Applications are welcome from students of design and non-design backgrounds who are interested in innovating solutions for health and wellbeing challenges and opportunities. Backgrounds can include, but are not limited to, technical disciplines (e.g. science and engineering), business, medicine and allied health professions, and social sciences.
Statement of Interest
Design Portfolio (design applicants): Visual work, artifacts etc.
Alternative Portfolio (non-design applicants): documentation of prior experience