Master's Degrees in Health Sciences in Ireland

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Studying Health Sciences

Health sciences include applied scientific activities aiming to provide and preserve healthcare. Sub-fields within the general area of health sciences include medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nutrition, therapy, clinical practice and even alternative medicine.

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Applying to a Master's in Ireland

If you've decided to study a Master's degree at a university in Ireland, you will have to gather the right documents to prove that you fit the application requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement. You'll also have to present supporting documents:

  • An English proficiency certificate;

  • Your past diplomas and certificates;

  • Identity proof;

  • Personal essays or writing samples;

  • Recommendation letters;

  • Your high school grades.

If you are already a native English speaker or you have studied before in English, then you won't need to provide an English certificate. If you didn't study in English or you are not a native speaker, then you should prepare a TOEFL, IELTS, or C1 Advanced or Proficiency. Be sure to check out if you also need a BMAT or LNAT for the degree you want to apply to. The Republic of Ireland is probably the country with the longest application period ever! First application round is October to March, and the second one is May to end of June.

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59 Health Sciences Master's degrees in Ireland

Postgraduate Certificate Dementia

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia at Trinity College Dublin has a multidisciplinary approach and combines practices from nursing, medicine and social work. The postgraduate degree helps you understand dementia and learn to build optimal solutions in dementia care. Learn to apply epidemiological, psychosocial and clinical techniques to improve dementia symptoms.

M.Sc. General Health Care Practice

This General Health Care Practice programme at Dublin City University will further develop your analytical skills, and provide an educational framework to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities, as well as improving the quality of healthcare practice in the Irish healthcare system.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Intellectual Disability Health Care Practice

This Intellectual Disability Health Care Practice programme at Dublin City University will further develop your analytical skills, and provide an educational framework to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities, as well as improving the quality of healthcare practice in the Irish healthcare system.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Clinical Laboratory Science

The Clinical Laboratory Science programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology is designed to equip students with a mixture of skills which integrate the basic and applied life sciences, general research methodology and transferrable skills.

M.Sc. Science and Health Communication

The new MSc in Science and Health Communication at Dublin City University includes e-health governance, stakeholder engagement and management, policy drafting and data communication alongside existing topics on media skills and STEM communication.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Dementia Health Care Practice

This part-time Dementia Health Care Practice programme at Dublin City University, at level nine on the National Framework of Qualifications, allows students to obtain a Master degree in their chosen practice area over two years.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Child and Adolescent Health Care Practice

This programme will further develop your analytical skills, and provide an educational framework to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities, as well as improving the quality of healthcare practice in the Irish healthcare system.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety course offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology  is aimed at graduates who are seeking to update their current knowledge and skills and to enhance their career opportunities in the following areas.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Biomedical Diagnostics

Biomedical diagnostics is the study of procedures that provide information to aid the screening, detection, diagnosis and monitoring of disease. This M.Sc. programme in Biomedical Diagnostics at Dublin City University delivers structured, module-based training in Diagnostics at postgraduate level for suitably qualified and experienced graduates. 

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Mental Health Care Practice

This Mental Health Care Practice programme at Dublin City University will further develop your analytical skills, and provide an educational framework to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities, as well as improving the quality of healthcare practice in the Irish healthcare system.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Ed. Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

The Master of Education in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) at Dublin City University is a part-time two-year level 9 programme. The programme has also been accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the BDA (AMBDA). 

Institute of Education
M.Sc. Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy

MSc Clinical Pharmacy is a two-year, part-time distance learning course specially designed for pharmacists employed in a healthcare setting, who want to enhance their clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice skills. Much of the learning is case-based so scientific and professional elements are integrated. The course is designed to maximise contact between student and tutor while allowing distance learning via the internet and through teleconferences/webinars with experienced medical and pharmacy practitioners.

College of Medicine and Health
Postgraduate Certificate Management of Elder Abuse

The Professional Certificate in the Management of Elder Abuse from University College Dublin is an online multi-disciplinary programme that focuses on the enhancement of practice relating to the prevention, identification and management of elder abuse.

M.Sc. Healthcare Risk Management & Quality

The Healthcare Risk Management & Quality programme from University College Dublin is specifically aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Nursing (Advanced Practice)

The MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice) programme at University College Dublin will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to enhancing nursing practice. On completion of the programme you can apply for registration to become an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP).

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Person-Centred Care (Older Persons)

The Master of Science in Person-Centred Care (Older Persons) from University College Dublin seeks to develop valuable knowledge and skills to meet the needs of older people and to develop areas of clinical leadership and practical research methods that can be applied in the workplace.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. Clinical Supervision

The M.Sc./P.Grad. Diploma in Clinical Supervision part-time course is aimed at practitioners in the helping professions who normally hold an honours degree in psychology or a related field and relevant post-graduate experience. 

School of Psychology
Pg.Di/Msc/Pg.Cert. Advanced Radiotherapy Practice

Our postgraduate radiotherapy course online offered by Trinity College Dublin aims to develop knowledge and skills in the advanced radiation therapy management of cancer patients and to enable you to critically evaluate and participate in research in this area.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Cheminformatics and Toxicology

Cheminformatics is the use of computational techniques to solve chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology problems. Students will understand and apply a range of computational tools to address toxicological questions in preparation for a career in in silico toxicity prediction in the pharma, industry, consultancy, academia and government. The course is delivered over one year by the disciplines of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

College of Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences
M.Sc. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master’s course will also provide structured research opportunities.

College of Medicine and Health
M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programme from University College Dublin provides a critical and theoretical understanding of the principles underlying psychoanalytic psychotherapy and contributes to the professional training necessary to undertake this therapeutic method with adults.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Biological Psychiatry (P.Grad.Dip.)

This multidisciplinary Masters course in Biological Psychiatry explores the relationship between basic principles, biological factors and clinical features in mental health disorders, allowing students to translate scientific understanding into effective clinical practice.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Immunology and Global Health

This programme represents an innovative development in higher degree options in the biological sciences. It is targeted at biological and health science graduates who are interested in the major challenges in health and development today and who wish to broaden their understanding of immunology, its importance in global health and the factors that impact on immunological intervention strategies in health and disease.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Medical Imaging

This programme aims to educate and train graduates in an innovative multidisciplinary approach, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

UCD School of Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Speech and Language Studies (Dysphagia) (P.Grad.Dip)

This one year part-time course offers qualified speech and language therapists who already have a license to practise an opportunity to develop specialist skills in all aspects of dysphagia (swallowing disorders) in both adult and paediatric populations. Classes are timetabled to facilitate speech and language therapists in employment and overseas students.

School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
M.Sc. Clinical Chemistry

This advanced taught Masters Programme in Clinical Chemistry is offered on a part-time basis over 2 years and is delivered by a panel of national and international medical and scientific experts in the discipline.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Advanced Healthcare Practice

The MSc is designed to enhance graduates' critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduates will obtain an in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice. From this MSc, graduates will be able to describe and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the current range of theory and research.

M.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Health

The importance of the link between food and human health is becoming increasingly evident and graduates of the Master in Food, Nutrition and Health course from University College Dublin will be educated to a high level in the science of food as it pertains to human nutrition and health.

Postgraduate Certificate Dairy Herd Health

The Postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Herd Health from University College Dublin will draw on the experience gained by the Dairy Herd Health Group UCD in investigating many herd problems throughout Ireland.

M.Sc. Medical Imaging (PGDip)

The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging is offered by the Department of Clinical Medicine and is designed for qualified radiographers. Students on the M.Sc. pursue a particular strand – Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography. In addition, a number of core common modules will be taken.

School of Medicine
M in Health Sc. Public Health Nursing

The Master of Health Sciences (Public Health Nursing) runs over two academic years. Candidates registering for this programme upon successful completion of year one can register with the NMBI as a public health nurse. 

College of Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences
M.Sc. Cardiology

This course is two years and is designed to provide a high level of postgraduate training for doctors wishing to become trained in non-invasive and invasive cardiology. Applicants will have a M.R.C.P.I. or equivalent qualification.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Therapeutic Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs

The aim of the programme is to enable students to effectively deal with drugs and alcohol issues and to utilise recovery methods, using the best evidence and interventions by extending theoretical knowledge and practical skills, to alleviate these issues. The programme will take cognisance that student learners will come from a variety of practice /professional backgrounds.

M.Sc. Cancer Care (M.Sc.)

This programme has been developed to meet the new demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within cancer care. The course is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of cancer care practice.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
M.Sc. Occupational Health

The MSc in Occupational Health from University College Cork Online takes a uniquely integrated approach to occupational health and safety, exploring psychological factors alongside more traditional physical risk factors, to help students develop strategies to fulfil the needs of the modern workplace.

Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Dentistry

This course is designed to fill the need, identified by the Dental Council, for a continuing education programme forthe Dental Profession. The course aims to combine a 'hands-on' approach with theory.

School of Dental Science
M.Sc. Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement

The online MSc in Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme is an exciting, contemporary, degree for registered Nurses, offering a flexible mode of learning while continuing to work. The programme will enable practitioners to take leadership roles in an increasingly complex healthcare environment with an emphasis on quality improvement in nursing and healthcare.

M.Sc. Advanced Pain Management with Prescriptive Authority

The MSc has been developed in a spirit of partnership with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts. The programme is also about the education and training of nurses/midwives for prescriptive authority in pain management at the point of qualification.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Advanced Health and Social Care

This MSc/PgDip in Advancing Health and Social Care aims to provide people working in the areas of Nursing, Health and Social Care and Early Childhood Care or indviduals who aspire to work in these environments, with the concepts, theories & academic skills of relevance to their work.

M.Sc. Development Practice

The Master in Development Practice (MDP) is a world leading and uniquely innovative programme that blends science and social science to further international development. It is part of a global network with a Secretariat at the Earth Institute, Columbia University in New York (and was the only programme to receive seed funding in Europe in the first round)

School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Computed Tomography

The MSc Computed Tomography (CT) course is aimed at radiographers working in clinical CT. It has been developed to encompass contemporary technological advances in CT and to provide a platform for discussion of clinical and evidence-based CT practice.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Clinical Speech and Language Studies

The aims of the course are to provide qualified speech and language therapists with opportunities to advance their academic knowledge and professional practice skills with specialist clinical populations.

School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
M.Sc. Mental Health

This course is run in partnership with The National Forensic Mental Health Service and is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
M.Sc. Global Health

Global Health is an attempt to address health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries, and are informed by the circumstances and experiences of countries in differing contexts. The underlying assumption is that the world's health problems are shared and are best tackled by cooperative action and the sharing of innovative solutions.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Palliative Care

Possessing this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to: become a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team providing palliative care and further enhance the care provided to patients in your current area of practice who have a range of complex symptoms that need impeccable assessment and management.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Neurology and Gerontology

Ireland has experienced considerable demographic changes with demands placed on the health care services by an increasing number of older persons in society; stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, its incidence and prevalence increasing with increasing age. Physiotherapists have a key role to play in this specialist area

Master Public Health

There is an increasing demand for highly trained public health specialists, nationally and internationally, to tackle major public health issues including health inequalities, communicable diseases, international health development, obesity and smoking.

M.Sc. Advanced Pain Management

The Advanced Pain Management programme at University College Dublin is about learning opportunities in the delivery of high quality pain care across a variety of multifaceted clinical contexts. The MSc has been developed as a result of close partnership and collaboration with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Critical Care Nursing

This Critical Care Nursing programme from University College Dublin is designed for holders of Graduate Diplomas in the following specialities: Critical Care–Intensive Care, Critical Care-Cardiovascular, Heart Failure Nursing, Paediatric Critical Care and Peri-Operative Nursing.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Child Welfare and Protection

This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers a flexible approach to learning by integrating face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Palliative Care

The aim of this inter-disciplinary course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence based approach to their practice and to critically explore and critique palliative care service provision. For the duration of the course| students need to be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalised when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families.

School of Nursing and Midwifery