Nursing - Midwifery

University College Cork

Nursing - Midwifery

Subjects taught

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Year 1 (60 credits)

NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)

NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits)

plus elective modules (subject to availability) to the value of 40 credits to be chosen from the following:

NU6140 Woman-Centred Care (10 credits)

NU6153 Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Facilitation (10 credits)

NU6167 Maternity Critical Care (10 credits)

NU6201 Personal and Professional Portfolio (10 credits)

NU6301 Personal and Professional Development (10 credits)

NU6303 Advancing Practice for Patient Safety (10 credits)

NU6306 Clinical Leadership for Healthcare Quality Improvement (10 credits)

NU6310 Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice for Quality Improvement in Healthcare (10 credits)

NU6312 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare (10 credits)

NU6313 Digital Healthcare (10 credits)

Note: Not all modules will be offered each year. Alternatively, students may take up to a maximum of 10 credits, relevant to the MSc programme with the approval of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 10 credits above.

Year 2

MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

NU6151 Dissertation in Midwifery (20 credits)

Entry requirements

Entry to Year 1 MSc (Midwifery) (MSCMW)

Applicants for the MSc (Midwifery) should normally:

have a minimum of a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in Nursing or Midwifery or approved equivalent degree or qualification approved by the College of Medicine and Health AND

hold professional registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or be eligible for such registration.

Direct Entry to Year 2 (MSCMWF2)

Applicants for Direct Entry to Year 2 should normally have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery (NFQ, Level 9 or equivalent) or a Higher Diploma in Midwifery (NFQ, Level 8 or equivalent).

Application dates

Closing Date:

Open until all places have been filled or no later than 7 June 2024. Early application is advised.


2 years part-time

Pathway: MSCMWF;

Direct Entry Yr 2: MSCMWF2

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 2 September 2024

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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