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Advanced Pain Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #185 (QS) ,
The Advanced Pain Management programme at University College Dublin is about learning opportunities in the delivery of high quality pain care across a variety of multifaceted clinical contexts. The MSc has been developed as a result of close partnership and collaboration with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts.


This Advanced Pain Management programme from University College Dublin is for health care professionals who wish to provide the highest quality of care by deepening and broadening their knowledge base in the field of pain management across communities. The MSc Advanced Pain Management programme builds on appropriate undergraduate level study to progress the student’s power of understanding for becoming more effectively, skilfully and humanely engaged in pain practice across a variety of complex environments.

Aims of the Programme
  • To foster leadership in pain practice.
  • To enable practitioners develop their skills not just of emerging scholarship within the field of pain management but also of the wider academic, technological and intricate environments in which pain care takes place.
What will I learn?
You will develop a sophisticated questioning approach and practical experience of the scientific method in the context of diagnostic challenges pertinent to acute, chronic and cancer pain and pain survivorship.
How will I benefit?
This programme will support individuals who wish to make pain care an advanced part of their portfolio and in addition, plot their career development across various trajectories of care.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Year One
  • Leadership & Organisational Dynamics Semester 1)
  • Pain Management (Semester 1)
  • Acute and Persistent Pain: Mechanisms to Treatment (Semester 1)
  • Advanced Health Assessment (Semester 2)
  • Pharmacology and Pain Therapies (Semester 2)
  • Research Methods applied to Healthcare
Year Two
  • Advanced Clinical Pain Practicum (Semester 1)
  • Implementation Science & Researching change in own Organisation
  • AR Dissertation (Semester 1-2)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must be active registered health care professionals
  • Applicants must have acquired a level 8 academic award in health or allied health care discipline
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years post-registration clinical experience
  • Applicants must be currently engaged in clinical practice with patients/clients
  • Applicants must demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Applicants must possess IT competencies
  • The APEL process can be considered for those applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12190 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12190 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7590 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7590 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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