Nursing (M.Sc.)

1 year full-time / 2 years part-time


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).

Career Opportunities  

The M.Sc. in Nursing provides a pathway to career advancement and into management. Graduates often pursue careers in healthcare consulting, research and specialist nursing, including positions as advanced nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse administrator, nurse consultant, nurse educator, and research nurse.

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Study Nursing (M.Sc.) at Trinity

Programme Overview and application requirements

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Dr Mary Mooney

Closing Date

30th June 2023

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Admission Requirements

Registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or in the case of international applicants, be registered as a professional nurse who is entitled to practice as a qualified or registered nurse in their own country.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS ONLY. When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question. For all other applicants you must enter your current NMBI PIN number.
An honors degree in nursing or a related discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualification.
Or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.
Documentation required to complete application
Contact details of 2 academic referees
Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
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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