About This Course
Nursing Studies (Direct Entry Year 2)
1 year Part-time
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
EU Fees 2020
See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
10 June 2020
Late August 2020
This course is aimed at enabling busy practitioners to take a leadership role in clinical practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment by facilitating professional and scholarly development. It is vital that nurses and midwives demonstrate the scientific evidence for their practice, and research-based practice is fundamental to providing quality care. Modules are aimed at enabling practitioners to utilise advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills in providing quality evidenced-based care. Other modules in research are aimed at developing the ability of nurses and midwives to become critical consumers of research.
- MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)
- NU6073 Dissertation in Nursing (20 credits)
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
This course is assessed by a combination of essays, seminar presentations, poster presentations and a research dissertation.
Why Choose This Course
The course will prepare you to act as nurse leaders and innovators in clinical practice. It will enhance your autonomy and provide a sound basis for practice.
Graduates will be well placed to practice as advanced nurse practitioners or clinical nurse managers. Prospective students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing will be considered for direct entry to year 2 of the course.
Skills and Careers Information
On successful completion of this course, you will have
- Enhanced your critical appraisal skills
- Developed clinical leadership
- Contributed to practice development
- Developed innovative clinical practice
- Enhanced your ability to teach
- A deeper understanding of issues surrounding the delivery of healthcare.
Direct Entry to Year 2
The following applicants are eligible to apply for entry to Year 2:
1. Applicants who have completed a Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Public Health Nursing in the previous 5 academic years, subject to the programme being available.
2. Applicants who have completed (but who have not yet been conferred with) a Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Public Health Nursing. Such applicants should fulfil the following criteria: Applicants who hold an honours primary degree in Nursing, Midwifery or equivalent must normally achieve a pass in the Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma examination.
NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not fulfil the entry requirements may be recommended for entry to the programme following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the programme committee. Some such applicants may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Admission to such applicants will be subject to the approval of the School of Nursing & Midwifery.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €2,500.
If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at email@example.com .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Deferrals are not permitted on this course.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here: Supplementary Questions CKX13