MSc in Health and Social Inclusion

Posted on 29 Apr 2022


Beginning September 2022!

Do you want to develop your expertise in tackling health and social exclusion?

DCU's MSc degree in Health and Social Inclusion responds to two of the most urgent issues facing us today: social exclusion and healthcare inequity.  

People experience health and social marginalisation as a result of factors such as poverty, ethnicity, sex and gender identification/practice, age, addiction, non-normative behaviour, illness and disability.  Inequity and exclusion have severe and enduring effects on the health and social wellbeing of many individuals and communities. Health and social inclusion practice involves interdisciplinary/integrated approaches and active involvement/collaboration with individuals and communities.

The MSc in Health and Social Inclusion (MHSI) developed at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, DCU is a unique, interdisciplinary programme, based on the recognition of these health and social disparities and the imperative of developing skilled practitioners, researchers and academics in this area.

The MHSI is a flexible (part-time or full-time) programme incorporating online and face-to-face teaching methods from subject specialists.  In the MHSI you will:

  • Identify and analyse the factors that influence social and health engagement, inclusion and exclusion.
  • Evaluate interventions and policies aimed at promoting health and social equity.
  • Develop leadership in designing and implementing initiatives to improve social and health engagement and inclusion.
  • Develop research skills to make a positive impact on health and social inclusion practice and policy. 

This programme will enhance your employability in a range of sectors including interdisciplinary health and social care practice, welfare rights and advocacy, community development, health and social activism, health promotion, inclusion health, research and academic contexts, governmental departments and policy making.  The programme is currently pending approval with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Applications are open here or contact the programme team for more information:
Email Sean Healy ( or Briege Casey ( You can also phone Sean on 01 700 8054 or 089 2205148.