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Nursing - Nursing/Midwifery Education

Your course
The clinical experience you as a nurse or midwife bring to the theoretical knowledge gained in this programme promotes the development of expert educational learning and practice. This Master's degree is an ideal teaching qualification. The Master of Health Sciences (Nursing/ Midwifery Education), Major Award, is at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This two-year programme is aimed at nurses and midwives working in the public, voluntary or private sectors. Students are required to gain 100 hours of teaching experience over the two years. To increase programme accessibility, the programme will be delivered using blended learning. Blended learning combines face-toface teaching and facilitated online learning.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Have attained at least an upper Second Class Honours degree in Nursing/Midwifery or Nursing/Midwifery Studies at H2.1 or at H2.2 with appropriate experience or a Higher Diploma or PDip in Nursing/ Midwifery Studies with appropriate experience or meet the required standard in the MHSc Nursing Qualifying Examination;

2. Be a registered nurse or midwife on the General, Mental Health, Midwifery or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the active register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann; OR hold a professional nursing qualification deemed to be equivalent by NUI Galway;

3. Have practised as a nurse/midwife for two years post-registration;

4. Have negotiated a placement in a School/Department of Nursing/ Midwifery Education establishment which will provide them with the opportunity to meet the practice requirements of this programme.


2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates have found employment in the health services, and in private hospitals and clinics.

Further enquiries

Siobhan Smyth
T: +353 91 492 832


1. This part-time programme is offered through blended learning, a combination of online and face-toface learning and teaching.

2. Its innovative and flexible approach makes it possible for students to combine working fulltime with studying.

3. Practical experience gained: 100 hours of teaching practice are completed over the two years and is an integral part of the programme.

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