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Masters in Science in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing

Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-CHWE-1F09

Duration:1 year Full-time or 2 years Part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30th June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

Fees: Further information on course fees can be found at Academic Registry.


This course will strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the participants, thus enabling them to promote and develop excellence in children’s illness, child health and wellbeing in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. Students will undertake advanced study in research methods, the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and leadership and child health perspectives as well as contemporary issues in child health and wellbeing.

Structure & Delivery

Year One

Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year

Year Two

Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Course Content


Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice

Year One

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing: Child Health and Wellbeing

Year One

Master in Science in Nursing: Child Health and Wellbeing

Year One

Year Two

Entry Requirement

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must

  • Current registration as a nurse on the live register of the country in which residency is held;
  • Hold at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in nursing or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course;
  • Each applicant for the full-time taught M.Sc. course is required to submit a brief research plan as part of the application process. Please visit the link provided under further information to download the guidelines.

Documentation required to complete application

  • 2 Academic references
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
  • A letter of support from your Director of Nursing

Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.

Upon successful completion of three specialist modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 30 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P.Grad.Cert) or may progress further on the Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) and Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within fiver years of first entering the programme.


All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:


Minimum Level Required

IELTS Grade 6.5
TOEFL 230 computer-based 570 paper-based 88 internet-based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Pearson Test of English PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.