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Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

*Applications are now open for academic year 2021/2022*

*Closing Date for Applications - 5pm Wednesday 21st July 2021*

For application information go to Graduate & Professional Studies https://www.ul.ie/gps/

The department offers the following level 9* postgraduate programmes: Applications are now being accepted.

  • PGC Advanced Practice (Nursing)   The Postgraduate Certificate Advanced practice (Nursing) is a part time level 9 programme providing registered nurses with opportunities to build on existing qualifications and clinical experience to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally how to apply

  • PGC Advanced Practice (Midwifery) The MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery) aims to provide registered midwives with opportunities to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally, towards becoming a competent practitioner at advanced practice level how to apply

  • MSc Advanced Practice (Nursing) The MSc Advanced Practice (Nursing) provides registered nurses with opportunities to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally, to practice both autonomously and collaboratively in a defined area of advanced nursing practice, meeting national health policy reform in addressing population healthcare needs how to apply

  • MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery) The MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery) aims to provide registered midwives with opportunities to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally, towards becoming a competent practitioner at advanced practice level how to apply

  • MSc Nursing  The overall aim of the MSc in Nursing is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum how to apply

  • MSc Perinatal Mental Health The overall aim of the Master of Perinatal Mental Health programme is to support health care professionals to work more effectively with parents and their families experiencing perinatal mental health issues how to apply

  • MSc Nursing (Dementia Care) This programme is designed to respond to the need for increased awareness, understanding and enhancement of services to foster an enriched model of living for persons with dementia how to apply

  • MSc Nursing (Peri-Operative Care) The overall aim of the MSc Nursing(Perioperative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance specialist level knowledge and skills in the area of perioperative nursing care (Students can opt to exit after Year 1 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing  Peri-Operative Care) how to apply

  • MSc Nursing (Palliative Care) The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Palliative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses involved in the care of patients with a life-limiting illness the opportunity to develop their previously acquired professional education and clinical practice skills  how to apply

  • MSc Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions In Mental Health Care) The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based psychosocial interventions across a range of mental health settings how to apply

  • MSc Nursing (Respiratory Care) A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist/ advanced level respiratory care across a variety of settings (Students can opt to exit after Year 1 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Respiratory Care) how to apply

  • MSc Nursing (Older Person) The overall aim of the programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within older person nursing how to apply

  • MSc Infection Prevention and Control Leadership The MSc in Infection Prevention and Control Leadership is designed to prepare healthcare professionals for a leadership and management role in infection prevention and control practice in health and social care settings how to apply

Schedule of Lectures 2021/2022

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may apply to have prior learning considered under the University of Limerick's policy on the recognition of prior learning (RPL). Click here for more information

Advantages of Studying a Postgraduate Programme  in UL

  • Year 1 - Only 13 Days attendance

  • Year 2 - Thesis 

  • Blended Learning to Support Student Learning / Variety of Assessment Strategies to suit adult learners

  • Excellent library facilities / Dedicated Student Supports  / Writing Centre & Student Advisor System

Contact Details 
 

Department of Nursing and Midwifery,
Health Sciences Building,
Northbank Campus,

University of Limerick.

Email: nm@ul.ie

 

Semesterisation
The academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1 normally runs from September to December, and semester 2 normally runs from January to May.

Blended Learning
All of the department’s postgraduate programmes use blended learning. Blended learning is a teaching strategy that involves a combination of on-campus days and online teaching and learning. It enables students to access course material online anytime, on or off campus. Blended learning provides flexibility and accessible development opportunities for registered nurses and midwives with family and work commitments. In that regard attendance is required on campus for six or seven days per semester for level 9 programmes, including the level 9 continuous professional development modules. The level 8 certificate programme requires a total of 10 days attendance on campus for the duration of the programme. Furthermore, through the use of technology, blended learning offers opportunities for learners to assume greater independence in their learning.

Academic Support
There is a dedicated lead lecturer on each programme. The course director or lead lecturer will answer any queries you might have before you come to the University and while you are a student. During the programme, support is provided by lecturers on an ongoing basis by phone, email, online lectures and at drop-in clinics.

Garda Vetting

Garda vetting may be required for specific programmes (entry requirements).