Nursing - Non-EU Applicants

University College Cork

Nursing - Non-EU Applicants

Subjects taught

The programme is divided into two parts with a total of 90 credits:
Part I comprises theory modules up to 70 credits
Part II comprises a Dissertation in Nursing (20 credits)

NU6070 Clinical Leadership in Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits)
NU6084 Clinical Examination Skills (10 credits)
NU6085 Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals (5 credits)
NU6152 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiorespiratory Problems (10 credits)
NU6201 Personal and Professional Portfolio (10 credits)
NU6202 The Principles and Methods of Evidence-Based Practice Healthcare (15 credits)
NU6203 Challenges to Global Health, Ethical, Legal, Social and Cultural Perspectives (10 credits)
NU6073 Dissertation in Nursing (20 credits)

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Nursing (Non-EU) should meet the following requirements:

Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing Board/Statutory Body in their own country;

Hold a primary degree in nursing (Minimum 2nd class honours standard) Or hold a Higher/Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant nursing area;

If your first language is not English, you must provide current evidence (within 2 years) of Minimum English Language proficiency - the list of UCC-approved English language qualifications are available here on the UCC English Language Requirements page.

Non-Clinical Pathway: There are no specific post-registration practice requirements for applicants to this pathway, although some clinical experience in the area of interest is desirable.

Entry to this programme is highly competitive, and therefore applicants who present all required documentation at the time of application will be prioritised for processing.

English Language Requirements
Applicants who are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements.

Application dates

Closing Date: Open until all places have been filled or no later than 30 June. Early application is advised.


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 11 September 2024

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
This MSc Nursing (Non-EU) programme, established in 2013, gives nurses from outside the European Union the opportunity to study in Ireland. A major objective of the programme is to enable students to further develop their undergraduate knowledge, skills, and attributes. We aim to provide our students with enhanced skills that will transfer to professional practice in a rapidly evolving healthcare system globally. The acquisition of these skills ensures demand for graduates of this programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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