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Nursing, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MSc Nursing programme at University College Dublin is about promoting the development and growth of professional nursing and midwifery. The MSc Nursing has been developed as result of close partnership and collaboration, in a spirit of collegiality, with a variety of health service providers.


This Nursing course from University College Dublin is designed for students who wish to provide the highest quality of health care by deepening and broadening their knowledge and expertise in the field of nursing. The MSc Nursing programme builds on appropriate undergraduate level study to enhance the student’s leadership skills and research capacity for the development of nursing knowledge. The emphasis is on the application of theory to practice in the care of persons with a variety of health-related problems, within a variety of specialist care settings and contexts.

Programme aims

The course is designed to enable students to further develop their nursing practice knowledge and skills. Students must have had recent experience in nursing practice or be engaged in nursing practice while undertaking the programme.

What will I learn?

You will sharpen your analytical and critical thinking skills and develop essential knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and positive outcomes in clinical practice. The programme will, in addition to improving the quality of care,l enhance your career prospects and provide you with the building blocks for lifelong learning. It will provide you with the key knowledge and skills to innovate and lead in your area of practice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes
  • Leadership and Organisational Dynamics
  • Research Methods applied to Healthcare
  • Nursing Knowledge: Phil & Pract
  • Quality of Life and Outcomes Evaluation
  • Women Gender and Health
  • Implementation Science & Researching Change in Own Organisation
  • Capstone Project/Lit Review
  • Comparative Health Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must be entered on the live register of nurses maintained by NMBI (or registered with their local equivalent of the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board)
  • Applicants must hold an Honours Bachelors Degree (Level 8) in Nursing, Midwifery or an allied health subject relevant to nursing and midwifery
  • Applicants must be engaged in clinical practice

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6735 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6735 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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