Our Postgraduate Taught Programmes
We run 2 postgraduate taught programmes in the fields of Paediatrics and Child Health and Allergy and Clinical Immunology which is run in conjunction with the School of Medicine launched in September 2022.
Applications are currently open for September 2023 intake
In order to meet the demand for dynamic multidisciplinary healthcare models, UCC's Department of Paediatrics and Child Health has designed these two new programmes with healthcare professionals in mind. We understand how busy healthcare professionals' schedules are, which is why these programmes are online, flexible, and part-time. You will have the choice to study for one to three years, where you can earn a postgraduate certificate in the first year, a postgraduate diploma in the second year, and a MSc in the third year.
Your postgrad, your way.
Whether you decide to earn your PG Certificate, PG Diploma, or MSc, you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that you can immediately put into practice in support of your community. Healthcare professionals who hold a primary honours degree in a relevant healthcare discipline and who (ideally) have at least 1 year's professional qualified experience are welcome to apply!
To learn more about the programme content please click on the links below or watch our Programme Directors tell you about the courses
Frequently asked Questions
Where can I learn more about the postgraduate (PG) programme (e.g. tuition cost, course content, etc.)?
Click here to learn more about the Allergy & Clinical Immunology full postgraduate programme
Click here to learn more about the Paediatrics & Child Health postgraduate programme
How do I apply? What is the application process?
You can find details on how to apply here. The application will ask you to describe your education history and work experience. It will also collect demographic information, including your english proficiency, and prompt you to complete a written response describing your motivation and readiness for the programme. Once you complete the application, it will be reviewed on a rolling basis. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee.
What is the closing date for applications
EU Applicants: 03 July 2023 at the latest. See link for application dates and offers made
Non EU Applicants: 30th June 2023
What are the entry requirements for the PG certificate programme?
- A primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in a relevant health care discipline such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech and language, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology, dietetics, nutrition, and/or social studies.
- Ideally candidates should have at least one year’s practical experience in their area of qualification.
*Applicants who do not hold a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) may also be accepted under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) subject to review of their training and professional experience. An interview may be required under these circumstances.
*Prior paediatric/child health or allergy/immunology experience is NOT required to qualify for either postgraduate programme.
*Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements available here.
If I am a not an EU national or resident, can I apply? Will I need a visa?
International students are encouraged to apply for this programme. Since the programme is fully online and can be completed from abroad, there is no need to travel to Ireland or obtain a student visa.
What is the progression of this programme beyond the PG certificate in year one?
Both programmes range from one to three years, where you can earn a PG certificate in the first year, PG diploma in the second year, and a MSc in the third year.
When does the programme begin?
Both the certificate and diploma programmes begins in September 2023 and ends in May 2024.
What is the time commitment for this part-time PG programme?
This part-time programme is designed for working professionals. While there will be live webinars/workshops built into the programme, most of the learning will be asynchronous and self-guided. The time commitment of this programme will range by individual and by week, but could take you approximately 5-15 hours per week to complete.
What are the technology requirements or expectations for this online PG programme?
This online programme will include both live webinars/workshops facilitated virtually via Microsoft Teams and asynchronous learning opportunities housed on the online Canvas platform. Students participating in the programme will need access to a computer with reliable internet.