MSc (Nursing Studies)


NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Nursing Studies is a part-time programme running over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme.

There is an opportunity to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies, provided a student has passed 60 credits in Year 1.

A number of modules may be offered using a blended learning approach with the majority of the content of these modules delivered in an online mode.

Note: A student may not register for the Second Year of the programme until the First University Examination for the MSc (Nursing Studies) has been passed. However, under certain circumstances, students may be eligible for Direct Entry to Year 2, without having taken the First University Examination.

See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.

Exit Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies 

Upon successful completion and passing Year 1 modules to the value of 60 credits students may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies.

A student who subsequently wishes to continue progression for the degree of Master must complete the programme within 5 academic years from the date of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examinations, subject to the programme being available.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements