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Specialist Practice - Mental Health (P.Grad.Cert.)

1 Year Part-Time

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+353-1-896 3969

Course Fees

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Course Description

This P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice programme has been developed, in partnership with associated health service providers, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within specialist care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of specialist care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.


Students must accumulate 30 ECTS and successfully complete three modules for the award of P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice. Students who successfully complete the P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice without compensation are eligible for entry to the relevant M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. programme.


The modules are each worth 10 ECTS and are:

Interdisciplinary Mental Health:

Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress

and a choice of two of the following:

Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills

Interface Between Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders

Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm

Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for users of the Mental Health Services

Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences

Inter-Professional Family Work

Course Details


1 Year Part-Time

Course Coordinator

Margaret McAdam

Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

31 July 2021

Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary – Mental Health

  • be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and
  • normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
  • otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

Note, this strand is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this strand must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
•    IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
•    TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
•    University of Cambridge:
                                        Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
                                        Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
•    Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
•    Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
•    An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2020/21 applications in light of test centre closures.

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 3969