Taught course


Trinity College Dublin · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

  • Current registration as a nurse on the live register of the country in which residency is held
  • Hold an honours degree in nursing or a related discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualification
  • 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 click on link to download the guidelines.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients to the highest professional standards across the healthcare continuum. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice. The MSc Nursing programme does not lead to registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Year One

Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one or two days per week for the remainder of the academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Caitriona NicPhilibin