University College Dublin

24 months
12800 EUR/year
6735 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6735 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6735 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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