Taught course

Mental Health Care Practice

Dublin City University · Faculty Of Science and Health

Entry requirements

Direct entry to the programme will be considered for candidates who hold a primary degree, with a minimum of second-class honours, grade two, in a relevant discipline.

Where a prospective student has not attained the required academic level prior to their application, and in keeping with the University policy on equality of access and opportunity, additional opportunities for entry to the programme will be available.

These are offered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Candidates will normally be expected to be working in the area of practice which they hoped to study over the course of the programme. The programme will incorporate a separate external practice placement.

Months of entry


Course content

In response to the changing needs of educational provision in healthcare practice and stakeholder consultation, the School of Nursing and Human Sciences has developed a postgraduate educational framework for nurses and other healthcare practitioners.

The programme includes modules predominantly focused on practice embedded elements. It is anticipated that students will normally be working a minimum of 20hrs per week in an area related to their intended focus of study, e.g. recovery oriented practice, the management of long term illness, community/primary care, intellectual disability & concurrent mental health problems, care of the older person or care of the child and adolescent.

This programme will further develop your analytical skills, and provide an educational framework to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities, as well as improving the quality of healthcare practice in the Irish healthcare system.

Information for international students

Applications will be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 14th July 2017.

Fees and funding

International students
Please see our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Deirdre Corby