Application for the 2019/20 Academic Year


Please click the ‘Apply’ button below if you wish to apply for our Online Postgraduate Diploma in Population Health and Health Services Research commencing in September 2019.

Process: Following your initial application and upon successfully meeting the entry requirements, the Diploma team will invite you to register at your designated institution which will be your ‘home’ or registering institution. Please click here to see the detailed Entry Requirements for the course.

The relevant Admissions Office will guide you through the registration process.

The Level 9 Diploma is jointly awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork.


There are three stages to the application process, which we have outlined below:

1)      Initial Application through the SPHeRE website.

2)      Institution Application: Shortlisted candidates are invited to apply to one of three institutions (RCSI, TCD or UCC). This stage will include a small non-refundable application fee.

3)      Application Review by Course Committee: Institution applications will be formally reviewed by the Diploma Course Committee and successful candidates will be informed.



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