Nursing - Nursing Studies Year 1 (MSc)

University College Cork Ireland

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About Nursing - Nursing Studies Year 1 at University College Cork


The MSc Nursing Studies aims to build on your existing knowledge and skills to enhance professional practice and support career development. The course has been designed to provide you with opportunities to act as a practice innovator and to demonstrate higher levels of judgment and autonomy in your area of nursing. The course will develop your professional expertise, research skills and critical inquiry. MSc Nursing Studies is an investment in your career and your professional practice.

Course Details

Students take 60 credits in Year 1 and 30 credits in Year 2.

In Year 1 students take three core modules which include; Practice Enhancement (10 credits), Research Methods (10 credits) and a Personal & Professional Portfolio (10 credits). Students can choose a further 30 credits from a range of modules subject to availability e.g. Person Centred Care, Nursing & Midwifery Management & Development, Patient Safety and more.

In year 2 students take an 'Advanced Research Methods' module (10 credits) in semester one and undertake a research study in semester two (Dissertation 20 credits).

On completion of the MSc Nursing Studies, students will be able to:

  • act as innovators and leaders in a chosen area and contribute to practice development and best practice
  • practise with greater insight of the research-base, ethical, socio-political and professional underpinnings of nursing/midwifery and health care in Ireland
  • exercise enhanced personal and professional competence through accountability and autonomy in professional practice
  • critically review research evidence as applied to an area of professional practice
  • demonstrate vision of professional practice that can be developed both within and beyond scope of practice.

Fact File

Course Code: CKX08 Part-time

Course Title: Nursing - Nursing Studies Year 1

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 1 year Part-time

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 5,000

2016 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: To be confirmed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: To be confirmed for 2017/2018

Course Practicalities

Year 1 is divided into two teaching semesters (September to December and January to April). Students will be required to attend classes one day per week (Note: If taking blended learning modules this requirement will be less. Blended learning combines online and face to face teaching and learning).

In Year 2, students are required to attend classes for one afternoon every second week for the first semester (September to December). For the second semester, students will be undertaking a research study and completing their dissertation, therefore students are only required to attend individual supervision sessions.


A range of continuous assessments are used across the modules. These include essays, oral presentations, reflective reports, practice innovation reports and professional portfolios

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Further Contact Information

Ms. Sheila Hedderman,

Senior Executive Assistant


Telephone: +353 (0) 21 4901560

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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 5,000

2016 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: To be confirmed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: To be confirmed for 2017/2018

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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