Taught course

Nursing (Palliative Care)

University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Content

In year 1 students undertake a total of 8 modules described below. In year 2 all students will complete one additional research module and a dissertation

(Year 1) (Year 2)

Semester 1
Health Research - Methodology, Concepts of Specialist and Advanced Practice, Philosophical Concepts Underpinning Palliative Care, Practice Placement 1.

Semesters 3 and 4
Health Research - Methods, Dissertation 1, Dissertation 2. The dissertation will comprise a substantial project of 20,000 words (+/-10%). Students must obtain a minimum Grade of C3 in their dissertation. The work must meet the conditions of ethical research requirements Semester 2
Healthcare Policy and Reform, Therapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care, Practice Placement 2 Elective Modules
Students will select one Module from a range of the following Elective Modules. Not all Modules may be offered in any year.
Health Promotion in Nursing/Midwifery Practice, Consultancy in Nursing / Midwifery, Trans-cultural Care Therapeutic Engagement, Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Maureen O'Connor