12 months
17600 EUR/year
9210 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Graduate Diploma in Cancer Nursing at University College Dublin is an academic and clinically based programme designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge and expertise in cancer care in order to provide safe, effective and holistic care to people with cancer. 


The programme at University College Dublin is aimed at advancing the registered nurse’s repertoire of knowledge and skills in Cancer Nursing; it is particularly aimed at preparing the nurse to assume the role of clinical nurse specialist in their chosen speciality - Adult, Breast, Children or Colorectal Nursing.


  • Possessing a broad and deep understanding of the theory and skills required for caring for patients with cancerous conditions, you will be well positioned to work in a variety of settings specialising in your chosen area both nationally and internationally. 
  • As the programme is particularly aimed at preparing nurses to assume the role of clinical nurse specialist, many nurses eventually take up CNS positions and some may undertake further study required for the role of ANP in Adult, Breast, Childrens or Colorectal care. Many nurses also proceed to assume CNM/Educational/Clinical Facilitator roles.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Cancer Care 
  • Psychological Impact Of Chronic Illness (PICI)
  • Adult Cancer Nursing
  • Clinical Practicum (Adult Cancer Nursing)  
  • Breast Care Nursing 
  • Clinical Practicum (Breast Care)
  • Children's Cancer Nursing
  • Clinical Practicum (Children's Cancer Nursing) or
  • Colorectal Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in related discipline)/APEL consideration if no degree
  • Applicants must be entered onto the appropriate division of the Nurses Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) (be registered as an RGN)
  • Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9210 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9210 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU: 4,750 EUR
  • International: 8,930 EUR

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.

Our partners

Cancer Nursing
University College Dublin


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!