Nursing - Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care

The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based psychosocial interventions across a range of mental health settings.

There is a strong focus upon developing and enhancing clinical skills and a critical understanding of assessment and case formulation with a particular focus on evidence-based psychosocial interventions.

The MSc award on successful completion of year 2, will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced nursing practice posts.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Health Research – Methods & Methodology)
• Theories of Psychosocial Assessment & Care
• Clinical Practicum 1

Spring Semester
• Promoting Quality & Safety in Health Care
• Psychosocial Interventions
• Clinical Practicum 2

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Dissertation 1

Spring Semester
• Dissertation 2

Entry requirements

1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year

3. Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery

4. Students are required to be working in a practice setting for the duration of the programme
Garda Clearance is also required for this programme.

The MSc in Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) will be offered as a full-time programme but taken on a part-time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

Full degree transcript and certificates/awards

Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate

Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration

A copy of your birth certificate/passport page

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts

English language competency certificate

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

Copy of birth certificate( Long Document)/[passport
Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement
Copies of all certificates or diploma's as part of prior learning to date
RPL Form

Guidelines on Completing your Application:
To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form. Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.


2 years full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Key Fact:
The MSc award on successful completion of year 2, will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced nursing practice posts.

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  • Qualifications

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

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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