UCC Postgraduate courses

Nursing (Non-EU Applicants)

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Nursing (Non-EU Applicants)

  • Code

    CKX19 Full-time

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications


  • Non-EU Fees 2018


  • Entry Requirements

    See detailed entry requirements See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    15th June

  • Start Date

    August 2018

Course Outline

The MSc in Nursing for Non-EU applicants can be taken full-time programme (i.e. 90 credits) over 12 months from the date of first registration (commencing in September of each year). It is designed to provide students from outside Ireland and EU (i.e. non-EU applicants) and from a range of different nursing backgrounds with a Masters degree.  The programme is non-clinical, comprising theory modules only.



On successful completion of the non-clinical pathway, students should be able to:

  • exercise enhanced personal and professional competence through accountability and autonomy in professional practice;
  • practise with greater insight of the research-base, ethical, socio-political and professional underpinnings of nursing/midwifery and health care;
  • demonstrate higher levels of judgement in the practice of nursing/midwifery through the generation of nursing knowledge for innovative nursing and midwifery practice;
  • act as innovators and leaders in a chosen area and contribute to practice development and best practice;
  • teach others from a broad and in-depth knowledge base, derived from critical reflection on nursing practice and the development of critical inquiry of disciplinary knowledge base in nursing and midwifery.

Non-EU Applications

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can also apply online at PAC.

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students.


**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year. 

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. 

Why Choose This Course

Skills and Careers Information



Applicants for the MSc in Nursing for NON-EU applicants should:
(a) Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing Board/Statutory Body in the country in which they intend to practice while undertaking the course.  NOTE: Applicants may take clinical practice modules in their own country OR in Ireland (Registration with Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board would be required to practice in Ireland and this would need to be completed prior to acceptance onto the programme http://www.nursingboard.ie/en/apply_forms.aspx
For candidates who choose to complete practice module in their home countries, the School of Nursing & Midwifery must be satisfied that appropriate organisational support structures and clinical supervision are in place.  Alternatively, completion of practice module in Ireland will be possible only if the School of Nursing & Midwifery can negotiate the relevant placements with local health service providers.
(b) Hold a primary degree in nursing (min 2nd class hons standard) OR hold a Higher/Postgraduate Diploma in relevant nursing area.
(c) If first language is not English, provide current evidence (within 2 years) of Minimum English Language proficiency as follows:
- IELTS 6.5 with no section lower than 6.0
 Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/
(d) Have clinical practice experience (and support structures, if applicable) as required for individual pathways as follows:
(e) Provide original Police Clearance Certificate(s) from the country or countries of residence
(f) Provide Original Medical Report/Health Screening Form
(g)Complete Garda Vetting Process on arrival during registration
Non Clinical Pathway:  There are no specific post registration practice requirements for applicants to this pathway, although some clinical experience in area of interest in desirable.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

View the grades comparison table

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Fees and Costs

Part-time students:

If your course is offered full time and part time, the fee for part time courses is half the full time fee.


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 fees@ucc.ie .

The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,000.

Non-EU Fees

The 2017/2018 Postgraduate Fees Schedule 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.

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 in early November of each year.

Questions on how to apply?

EU students contact graduatestudies@ucc.ie

International students contact internationaloffice@ucc.ie

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway

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