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Nursing - Midwifery

The MSc Midwifery is a part-time taught programme for midwives running over two years from the date of first registration for the programme.

This programme is for Registered Midwives ONLY. Registered General Nurses who wish to become Registered Midwives should apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

CKX09 (Midwifery Pathway), CKX04 - Direct entry to year 2 to the MSc in Midwifery

This is an opportunity for qualified midwives to gain knowledge and understanding of midwifery in a broad context.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery should normally:

have a minimum of an Honours primary Degree in Nursing or Midwifery or approved equivalent degree or qualification approved by the College of Medicine and Health AND

hold professional registration as a midwife with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann or be eligible for such registration.

Direct Entry to Year 2

Applicants for Direct Entry to Year 2 should normally have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery or a Higher Diploma in Midwifery.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Duration

2 Years Part time

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Practise with greater insight of the research-base, ethical, socio-political and professional underpinnings of midwifery and health care in Ireland;

Exercise enhanced personal and professional competence through accountability and autonomy in midwifery practice;

Demonstrate higher levels of judgement in the practice of midwifery through the generation of midwifery knowledge for innovative, research based midwifery practice;

Act as innovators and leaders and contribute to practice development in midwifery;

Teach others from a broad and in-depth knowledge base, derived from critical reflection on midwifery practice and the development of critical inquiry in midwifery

Exercise accountability and autonomy within the clinical and professional boundaries of midwifery;

Promote excellence in assessment and implementation of research based practice, within agreed inter-disciplinary protocols in midwifery practice;

Demonstrate high levels of judgement in the practice of nursing/midwifery through the generation of knowledge for innovative midwifery practice;

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Rhona O Connell
r.oconnell@ucc.ie
00353214901466

Ms Sheila Hedderman
s.hedderman@ucc.ie
00353214901560

Assessment method

The majority of modules are assessed by assignments. For some modules there will be examinations or a student may be required to make a presentation. In Year 2, students undertake a research study and complete a dissertation. A supervisor will be provided to support this work.

Application date

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date September 2018

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