24 months
4865 EUR/year
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The Nursing Education programme at University of Galway aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective teachers/facilitators of student/client learning in both higher education and clinical settings.


Theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing practice; research methodology; practice development and conduct of research form the framework for reflection on practice and exploration of aspects of practice. Specialist modules address teaching methods, facilitating learning, assessment strategies and curriculum development.

The Nursing Education programme at University of Galway is part-time over two years and is delivered in a blended learning format. Blended learning is an innovative teaching strategy which involves a combination of face-to-face and on-line learning. 

This means that learning/teaching is delivered on-line through Blackboard, an interactive learning system which connects directly to the University from your home computer. Face-to-face learning/teaching takes the form of two or three workshops (depending on the module) each semester. 

Students will therefore attend for two or three days a semester, plus and Orientation Day prior to the commencement of the first year.


Graduates of this programme of study have found employment in various health service settings, 3rd level institutions of education, Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Nursing Midwifery Practice Development Units and the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Theories of Nursing/Midwifery
  • Teaching Effectively
  • Teaching e-Portfolio
  • Teaching Assessment 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Designing for Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have an honours bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in Nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9.
  • Be a registered nurse on the General, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the active register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; or hold a professional nursing qualification deemed to be equivalent by NUI Galway;
  • Have practised as a nurse for three years post-registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes);
  • Have negotiated a Teaching placement in a third-level School/Department of Nursing Education or Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education establishment which will provide the opportunity to meet the teaching practice requirements of this programme.
  • Tuition Fee

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      4865 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 4865 EUR per year 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.


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