Emergency Care, Master | University of Galway | Galway, Ireland
24 months
15940 EUR/year
6950 EUR/year
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The Emergency Care programme at University of Galway is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in Emergency Nursing. 


Students are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland, normally within the students' own work setting. Students may also be required to undertake additional placement(s) in order to meet the programme’s learning outcomes.

The Emergency Care programme at University of Galway is offered full-time over two calendar years via blended learning which is a combination of on-line learning and face-to-face workshops. On completion of Year 1 students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the second year to complete the MSc programme.

A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 500 clinical hours (reduced from previously-published 1,000 hours, on NMBI advice) before completing this programme.


Graduates have found employment in the health services, and in private hospitals and clinics.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  •  Specialist 
  •  Service Improvement
  •  Clinical Competence 
  •  Advanced Research Methods
  •  Clinical Governance  Supporting Safe Practice
  •  Research Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a registered nurse on the General Nurse division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI); 
  • Have a minimum of six months’ post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
  • Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., emergency, and have, as a minimum, six months’ clinical experience in this specialist area;
  • Have an honours bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15940 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15940 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 24 months.


EU: €3,325 (Yr 2)

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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