M.Sc. On Campus

Health Professions Education

24 months
13200 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Health Professions Education at the University College Dublin is an interdiscplinary programme for all health and social care professionals seeking a graduate qualification that will prepare them to design programmes of study and faciltate student learning. 


For Registered Nurses and Midwives, the programme at the University College Dublin will confer eligibility to register as a Nurse Tutor (RNT) or Midwife Tutor (RMT) with the Nursing and Midwfery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

The MSc in Health Professions Education builds upon and develops students' knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values, in order to prepare them to assume the role of the educator, capable of designing engaging programmes of study and of faciltiating students' learning.

The specific aims of the programme are to enable students to:

  • Realise their potential, engage their creativity, and build their confidence and self-esteem so that they can likewise enable their students to do the same by maximising the learning opportunities available to them.
  • Acquire and apply selected theories, concepts, models and frameworks to enable high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in Health Professions Education. These include key academic ideas from curriculum and pedagogical theory, the psychology of learning and related perspectives in the sociology of education.
  • Develop a critical awareness of relevant legislation in their respective professions, specifically, and the health system, generally, and relevant standards and requirements, or other criteria, for professional registration education programmes in their health profession. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enabling Effective Learning 
  • Creating Curriculum 
  • Facilitating Student Learning
  • Research Methods Applied to Healthcare

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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

  • Active registration as a health professional with the appropriate regulatory body  
  • Have at least three years or equivalent clinical experience as a registered health professional prior to entry. 
  • Have a bachelors’ degree in the relevant health profession or in an allied health subject relevant to the profession. 
  • Prior to commencing the programme, applicants must provide evidence that they have secured access to the teaching experience required to undertake it.  During the programme students must undertake at least 100 teaching hours (at least eighty [80] classroom teaching hours and at least twenty [20] clinical teaching hours). 
  • Opportunities must also be provided to observe the role of preceptors, lecturers in the health profession and other health care specialists who coordinate students’ clinical learning experiences and the assessment of learning in practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13200 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 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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