Nursing - Oncology & Haematology

The programme is offered full-time over two calendar years. On completion of Year One, students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved a minimum 60% average mark across course modules) may progress on to the second year to complete the MSc programme. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face-to-face workshops for a total of 12 days and to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completion.

1. Learning packs are developed by teams of nurse academics and clinicians.

2. Programme lecturers have expertise in oncology and haematology nursing.

3. The programme is approved by the NMBI.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Be a registered nurse on the General Nurse division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland;

2. Have a minimum of one year of post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);

3. Be currently working in an approved oncology care setting and have as a minimum six months' clinical experience in this specialist area;

4. Satisfy the selection panel of ability to complete the programme;

5. Provide written support from their employer that they will be able to access this client group across the programme;

6. Have an honours bachelor's degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9. If you wish to apply for a Level 9 module, please consult the professional credit awards at:

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


2 years full-time (option to leave with PDip after 1 year).

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Career Opportunities
Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally in clinical nurse specialist roles and clinical trials (oncology and haematology).

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  • Qualifications

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

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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