M in HealthSc. On Campus

Nursing - Intensive Care

National University of Ireland, Galway

24 months
15940 EUR/year
6950 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Nursing - Intensive Care programme at National University of Ireland, Galway is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in Intensive  Care Nursing. This programme is offered full-time over two calendar years.  


About Nursing - Intensive Care programme at National University of Ireland, Galway

Taught components of the Nursing - Intensive Care programme offered by National University of Ireland, Galway are delivered in a blended learning format. Blended learning is an innovative teaching strategy which involves a combination of face-to-face and on-line learning. This means that most learning/teaching will be delivered on-line through Blackboard, an interactive learning system which connects directly to the University from your own home computer. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. The programme is comprised of six theory /practice modules. In all modules there is an emphasis on exploring the relevance of module content to practice, similarly, practice placements allow students to explore “new” knowledge in practice, enabling them an opportunity to integrate theory and practice.

Students are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland normally within the students own work setting. Where the environment does not provide sufficient opportunities to meet the learning outcomes of the programme additional placements will be required by t he student in sites which will provide t he experience needed. A minimum  of 1,000 clinical hours need to be completed in the specialist area while undertaking the programme.


Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Service Improvement
  • Clinical Competence 
  • Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice
  • Intensive Care Nursing 
  • Advanced Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a registered nurse on the General division of the Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnaimhseachais na hEireann.
  •  Have a minimum of six months post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
  •  Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., Intensive Care, and have as a minimum six months clinical experience in this specialist area.
  • Provide written evidence of support from their Director of Nursing for the duration of the programme
  • 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.

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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Nursing - Intensive Care
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