6 months
3540 EUR/year
3540 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Leadership at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is a fully accredited six-month part-time programme aimed at nurses who wish to advance their academic and professional knowledge and skills within leadership in nursing. 


The Advanced Leadership programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will develop your critical thinking and skills and help you to critically reflect on your leadership role and examine theories and policies underpinning leadership, strategy and change management. The programme also aims to develop your confidence as an active member of the healthcare team. 

Learning outcomes

This Advanced Leadership programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional leadership practice by utilising evidence-based practice 
  • Apply leadership skills in strategic planning and auditing of services as they relate to nursing practice and integrate learning from the audit process into strategies for the improvement of services 
  • Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches.  
  • Critically self-evaluate your professional and personal learning needs, while identifying and accepting responsibility for seeking out opportunities for growth and learning. 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Advanced Management & Strategy
  • Change Management: Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a registered nurse or midwife on the active register with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, or the relevant regulatory body in your country of practice before commencing the programme.
  • Hold a level 8 degree* or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
  • Meet the English Language Requirements: IELTS English proficiency test score of 6.5 or the equivalent score on another standardised test. You are exempt if you completed your undergraduate/postgraduate studies full-time in the medium of the English language (three or more years, cumulatively).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3540 EUR per year during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3540 EUR per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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