Mental Health (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year full-time / 2 years part-time


This course is run in partnership with the National Forensic Mental Health Service and is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work; An Garda Síochána; legal; psychology; probation and prison services.
For information on this course please visit the School of Nursing & Midwifery website

Career Opportunities  

This course is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students from a variety of professions (nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, An Garda Síochána, legal, psychology, probation and prison services) will advance their career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training.

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Postgraduate Study in Mental Health at Trinity

Open day presentation for the - Masters in Science/ Post-Graduate Dip/Cert in Mental Health (CAFMH & PSI).

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Dr John Dinsmore

Closing Date

30th June 2023

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Admission Requirements

Candidates for this course will be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and in the case of the Child, adolescent and family strand, be working in child, adolescent and family mental health services and have a minimum of one year's recent experience in the area of mental health/mental illness; and in the case of the child, adolescent and family strand, be currently employed in the area of mental health/mental illness/child, adolescent and family services and have Garda clearance for working with children and adolescents. Candidates will also normally hold an honors degree in a relevant discipline; or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS: When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question as it is not applicable to you. This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland. Non-EU students are not eligible to apply for Child, Adolescent and Family Strand or the Psychosocial interventions Strand.

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.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Course Fees

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“Studying in a postgraduate program in Mental Health Nursing at TCD. the most enjoyable experience is that I explored in depth the cross-cultural differences in mental health policy, psychiatric nursing, professional knowledge and skills. During the course, I noticed that Trinity’s professors worked hard to fight stigma and discrimination for people with mental illness and their families, which are huge obstacles to all forms of prevention, treatment, care, and support, as well as the wellbeing of society as a whole. It is a privilege to be a part of that effort.”

Yi-Ying Chou