Nursing Studies

The MSc Nursing studies programme is suitable for international students who have a current nurse registration and meet the programme entry requirements. The professional attributes of accountability and commitment to quality improvement, research awareness, reflection and continuous professional development underpin the programme in meeting the needs of a rapidly evolving healthcare system globally.

The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice and aims to advance the student's aptitudes in becoming confident, analytical and research aware.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Health Research – Methods & Methodology
• Principles of Primary & Community Care
• Leading & Managing Practice
• Academic Literacies

Semester 2
• Promoting Quality & Safety in Healthcare
• Dissertation Project 1

• Elective Modules (2 Modules from the following)
• Health Promotion in Nursing/ Midwifery Practice
• Intercultural Care
• Therapeutic Engagement

Semester 3
• Dissertation Project 2

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc Nursing Studies programme must normally be in possession of:

A first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Candidates must be a registered nurse and provide evidence of a current registration with an appropriate Nursing/Midwifery Registration Board.

The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary

Application dates

What to Include with your Application:

Full degree transcript and certificates/awards

Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate or evidence of a current registration with an appropriate Nursing/Midwifery Registration Board

Recognised Prior Learning Application (if you do not meet the normal entry requirements)

A copy of your birth certificate/passport page
Recognised Prior Learning may also be considered for those applicants that do not meet the normal entry requirements as stated above

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


1 year full-time.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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