Ageing Health & Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability

Trinity College Dublin

Ageing Health & Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability

The course will prepare them as leaders in quality and person-centred care for people with intellectual disabilities as they age. The Trinity Centre for and Intellectual Disability, based at Trinity College Dublin, hosts IDS-TILDA, the world leading longitudinal research initiative focused on ageing and intellectual disability, the most complete multidisciplinary body of research in this field, directly informing policy and practice to enhance the lives of older people with intellectual disability.

Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (P.Grad.Cert)
Course Code: DPCNM-AHWF-1P09

Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (M.Sc.)
Course Code: DPTNM-AHWI-1F09

Entry requirements

Special Entry Requirements
A 2.1 degree in the applicant’s field of practice or satisfy the selection committee that they have the academic ability to successfully complete the programme

Current registration with the relevant professions’ regulatory body, where applicable.

Special instruction for non nursing students/ Non-EU students.
When asked to submit NMBI PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question. This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland.

Applicants from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds will be considered and are invited to apply

Applicants without a primary degree, in exceptional circumstances when they satisfy the Admissions Sub-committee may be recommended.

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
• An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2020/21 applications in light of test centre closures.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Application dates

Closing Date: 30th June 2023


DPTNM-AHWI-1F09: M.Sc: 1 year full-time
DPTNM-AHWI-1P09: M.Sc/P.Grad.Dip: 2 years part-time
DPCNM-AHWF-1P09: P.Grad.Cert: 1 year part-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2023

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Career Opportunities
This course prepares graduates to promote and develop excellence in the delivery of care for people with an intellectual disability in a wide range of settings.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Certificate

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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