M.Sc. On Campus

Infection Prevention and Control Leadership

University of Limerick

24 months
14400 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Infection Prevention and Control Leadership at University of Limerick is designed to prepare healthcare professionals for a leadership and management role in infection prevention and control practice in health and social care settings.


About Infection Prevention and Control Leadership at University of Limerick

Infection prevention and control is a key strategy in dealing with public health threats of national and international concern and the emergence of novel infections such as coronavirus infections places a sharp focus on the importance of further education among healthcare professionals in infection prevention and control practice. The MSc programme, responsive to the need for further education, offers inter-professional education, learning opportunities and collaboration and incorporates an interdisciplinary delivery approach.

The programme is designed to enable students to become leaders and champions in infection prevention and control practice, a vision advocated nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary nature of the level 9 programme supports students to develop their innovative ideas and talent and equips students with knowledge and skills needed to navigate a dynamic and evolving complex healthcare environment. On successful completion, students will have acquired leadership and management capabilities for the development and implementation of effective infection prevention and control management strategies.


On completion of the programme students will be able to:

  • Critically explore models, principles and standards underpinning infection prevention and control (IPC) practice.
  • Critically review the value of effective leadership and governance in the implementation of IPC interventions and in managing contemporary approaches to the field of practice.
  • Critically examine the evidence base for microbiological and epidemiological strategies e.g. audit, surveillance and outbreak management.
  • Critically explore the importance of clinical governance in assessing risk and implementing quality improvement measures to ensure a safe clinical environment. 
  • Utilise specialised knowledge, skills, and abilities in clinical decision-making and problem solving.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare
  • Health Research Methods/Methodology
  • Principles of Primary and Community Care
  • Leading and Managing Infection Prevention and Control
  • Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the programme would normally hold an honours degree (minimum 2.2-degree award), at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) or other internationally recognised equivalent, in a relevant or appropriate subject.
  • Applicants must hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body.
  • Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 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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