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Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management (Dublin Campus)

RCSI Institute of Leadership

24 months
13000 EUR/year
8000 EUR/year
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The MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management (Dublin Campus) programme at RCSI Institute of Leadership offers you the opportunity to use quality improvement tools and interventions that are specific to quality, safety and risk in healthcare.

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Throughout the Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management (Dublin Campus) programme at RCSI Institute of Leadership you will develop skills in evaluating core concepts around patient safety, quality, accreditation and governance. Following the completion of six modules, you will further enhance your skills by leading a change project aimed at enhancing quality and safety in your organisation.

Graduates of this programme are better able to ensure the delivery and configuration of high-quality health services and lead change and development within their areas. They are also equipped to specialise in formal quality and safety roles.

Applications are invited from all those working in the healthcare sector including doctors, managers, nurses, other clinical specialists and administrators who wish to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in the management of quality and safety in healthcare. Personnel in allied health businesses such as medical supplies/equipment and pharmaceuticals may also find the programme relevant and valuable for their needs.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Develop participants as reflective critical practitioners with the knowledge, insight and skills to determine the threats to quality and safety, and the contributory factors therein, and to identify appropriate evidence based solutions for different levels of the healthcare system.     
  • Develop participants’ knowledge of quality, safety, leadership and management competencies to enable them to lead teams to improve and assure healthcare standards.
  • Develop skills in quality and safety planning, implementing, monitoring and measurement, including the management of accreditation processes, to proactively assure the quality and safety of care.
  • Develop a critical understanding of safety culture, driven by learning and accountability, and how such a culture can be fostered and maintained; as part of a collective approach to governance alongside patients and public, ensuring that quality and safety improvement is underpinned by current policy and best practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak up and to question processes, policies and procedures as part of safety and improvement work.


Accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Tools and Frameworks for Quality
  • Evaluation, Measurement & Research
  • Leadership & Strategic Management
  • Accreditation & Standards
  • Clinical Governance
  • Action Learning Sets

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are received up to 11 months before the next intake. You are advised to apply early.


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants should hold a primary degree and be working in the healthcare sector.

  • For applicants who don’t hold a primary degree, there is a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway outlined below.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.

EU applicants

  • Year 1: €8,000
  • Year 2: €4,500

Non-EU applicants

  • Year 1: €13,000
  • Year 2: €7,000

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.


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