Nursing - Midwifery

Trinity College Dublin

Nursing - Midwifery

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
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 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 (wih no section score below 59)
· 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
· Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam. Click here for Pre-Master’s

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.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

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

Only those who have attended interview and are approved to apply for the course may do so. Applicants who apply and have not been pre- interviewed by our hospital partners will not be eligible for a refund of their application fee.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


18 months full time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2023

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Career Opportunities
The course develops midwives with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent, analytical and reflective practitioners, thus enabling graduates to provide care in a manner that benefits women, their babies and families.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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