Applicants should normally possess a primary degree of at least a second class honours standard or the equivalent and / or a Master's degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution. If you are unsure if you are eligible you should contact the Programme Administrator.
English Language Requirements for entry to Graduate Programmes at UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
Applicants whose first language is not English and whose primary degree was obtained in a country where English is not the official language of instruction must provide proof of proficiency in English such as IELTS or TOEFL.
The original certificate of completion of an English language test must be enclosed with the application. In all cases the test results must not be more than two years old. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Candidates whose existing degree was obtained in a country where the official language of instruction is English may, at the request of the School, still be subject to the same requirements where English is not the candidate's first language.
The following are the English language tests and scores accepted by this School:
IELTS [International English Language Testing System–Academic]
Minimum Overall Band Score of 7.0, with a result NOT LESS than 6.5 in EACH of the individual sections.
TOEFL [Test of English as a Foreign Language]
Internet Based Test: Minimum total score of 100 out of 120, with a score NOT LESS than 22 in Reading and Listening. NOT LESS than 26 in Speaking and NOT LESS than 24 in the test of written English.
Paper Based Test
Minimum total score of 600 with a score NOT LESS than 5.0 in the Test of Written English.