Quality and Safety in Healthcare, M.Sc. | Part time | Atlantic Technological University | Galway, Ireland
M.Sc. On Campus

Quality and Safety in Healthcare

24 months
6000 EUR/year
1437 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Quality and Safety in Healthcare programme from the Atlantic Technological University is applicable across the public, private and voluntary sector with participants from multi-professional backgrounds including social care, clinical, administrative and practitioner levels.


On completion of the Quality and Safety in Healthcare programme from the Atlantic Technological University, students will have developed enhanced contextual, cultural and professional insights into quality, safety and governance.

Graduates will be equipped with a set of skills that will have a direct impact in the safe delivery of health and social care.

Programme Structure:

This programme is a Master of Science in Health and Social Care leading to the exit award of either MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare or MSc Quality and Safety in Social Care. 

The exit award will depend on the student’s area of professional practice.

The programme is designed around five key themes:

  • Towards a new understanding of quality care in contemporary health and social care.

  • Improving service user safety

  • Enhancing the care experience of service users

  • Developing a systematic approach to quality improvement methodology

  • Leadership and management as quality improvement drivers in health and social care

Job Opportunities

This programme offers an invaluable opportunity for eligible graduates to benefit from enhanced level of competencies which will instruct excellence in quality and safety in health and social care.

Graduates will particularly benefit in pursuing a career path in quality management, compliance, general management and person safety roles.

These roles vary across the emerging spectrum of health and social care.

Graduates will advance their career prospects in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training.

This may be in management and or specialist areas such as clinical risk or quality improvement within the health and social care environment.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Person Safety
  • Governance and Compliance for Quality
  • Quality and Innovation
  • Applied Research
  • Safer Systems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • H2.2 in a Level 8 degree in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification, and one full-time year relevant experience which must be in the last five years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1437 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2875 EUR for the full programme 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.


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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