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Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management

24 months
14000 EUR/year
8800 EUR/year
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The MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, offers you advanced education in the use of quality improvement tools and interventions that are specific to quality, safety and risk in the healthcare sector.


Throughout the Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management programme from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, you will acquire a deep understanding of core concepts around patient safety, quality, accreditation and governance. Following the completion of the six taught modules, you will further enhance your skills by leading a change project aimed at addressing, quality, health and safety issues in healthcare.

Graduates of this programme are better placed to ensure the delivery and configuration of high-quality health services, and to lead change projects and other development initiatives in their fields. They are also equipped to specialise in formal quality and safety roles.

Suitable for:

All those working in the healthcare sector including doctors, managers, nurses, interdisciplinary health and social care workers, allied health professionals, other clinical specialists and administrators who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of quality and safety in healthcare. 

Personnel in allied health businesses such as medical supplies and equipment, as well as the pharmaceutical sector, and particularly healthcare regulators should also find the programme highly relevant.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

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

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must hold a primary degree at Level 8 NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) - For applicants who don’t hold a primary degree, there is a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway outlined below.
  • Applicants should be working in healthcare industry
  • Applicants (unless exempt) must meet the English Language Requirements - English proficiency test 
  • There are two exceptions to the above:
  • If you are a native speaker of English and have completed your undergraduate education in an English institution in a country where English is the official language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 EUR per year during 24 months.

EU applicants

  • Year 1: €8,800
  • Year 2: €4,950
Non-EU applicants
  • Year 1: €14,000
  • Year 2: €8,000


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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