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Quality & Safety - Health & Social Care

Masters of Science in Quality & Safety (Health and Social Care)

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Quality & Safety (Health and Social Care)

Programme Description
This exciting new programme is applicable across the public, private and voluntary sector with participants from multiprofessional backgrounds including social care, clinical, administrative and practitioner levels. On completion, students will have developed enhanced contextual, cultural and professional insights into quality, safety and governance. Graduates will be equipped with a set of skills that will have a direct impact in the safe delivery of health and social care.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the programme is a H2.2 in a level 8 degree in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification and 1-year full-time relevant experience, which must be in the last 5 years.


2 Years

Number of credits

Yr 1 60
Yr 2 30

Further enquiries

Dr. Carmel Heaney
Tel: 094 9043193

Subjects taught

Programme Modules

Year 1 – 6 Modules (60 ECTS) (Postgraduate Diploma) Governance and Compliance for Quality, Safer Systems, Quality and Innovation Person Safety, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Applied Research: Theory

Year 2 MSc. is achieved by successful completion of a thesis by research. (30 ECTS)


Other Information
This is an exciting blended learning approach which includes Four (4) residential sessions across each semester in year one. This offers an opportunity for ongoing networking with your fellow students without placing onerous demands on your employment responsibilities

Application date

How to Apply
Apply online at

Course fee

Course Fee
€4,360 year 1, €2,240 year 2.

Details of course fees can be found with the course description in this prospectus or online. The fees indicated include examinations and internal assessments but do not include class materials unless otherwise indicated in the course details. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately. An instalment plan, which is designed to give students the flexibility in paying their fees, will be offered.

Providing a place is still available on the course, your fee will be accepted and receipted in writing. In all cases, fees must be paid in full by second week of class.

Fee Payment
Once an application and fee is processed, a written receipt will be posted to the applicant using the postal correspondence address provided on the application form. Students are advised to keep this in a safe place and bring it with them on the first night of classes. For security reasons, the preferred methods of payment are credit or debit card, cheque, postal order or bank draft.

Credit or Debit Card
Payment can be made using credit or debit card details over the telephone or by post. For security reasons, please do not email credit or debit card details.

Cash – Not Accepted
In line with Institute policy, the Lifelong Learning Office can no longer accept cash.

Where the course fees are being paid for by an employer, the student should complete an application form and attach a letter of approval from the employer on company headed paper. Instead of a letter the employer may email the Life Long Learning office (attn.: Bridie Coleman) confirming their intention to pay the course fee to

Refund Policy
Cancelled courses
For a course to commence, a minimum number of student enrolments are required. If this number is not reached, the course is cancelled. When this occurs a full fee refund will be processed automatically and confirmation supplied by phone/email or web text.

Course Withdrawals
Accredited Programmes: If a student starts a programme and later decides to withdraw, a refund will be given in accordance with the GMIT Academic Regulations. A full refund is given up to 31 October, 2019. A partial refund is given up to 31 January, 2020. After these dates no refunds are given.

Single accredited module/course
If a student starts a course and later decides to withdraw, a full refund will be given if a request in writing (or email) is received by the Lifelong Learning office within 10 days from the start of the course. A 75% refund is given if requested up to three weeks from the start of the course, after this time refunds are not available.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: Sept 2019

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