Course Overview

NOTE: The application system for this course is now closed for September 2021 as the Masters of Health Science (Nursing Education) programme intake is full. The application system will re-open in October 2021 for September 2022 intake.

The Master of Health Sciences (Nursing Education) [formerly Nursing/Midwifery Education (Masters)] aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective teachers/facilitators of student/client learning in both higher education and clinical settings. Theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing practice; research methodology; practice development and conduct of research form the framework for reflection on practice and exploration of aspects of practice. Specialist modules address teaching methods, facilitating learning, assessment strategies and curriculum development.

The programme is part-time over two years and is delivered in a blended learning format. Blended learning is an innovative teaching strategy which involves a combination of face-to-face and on-line learning. This means that learning/teaching is delivered on-line through Blackboard, an interactive learning system which connects directly to the University from your home computer. Face-to-face learning/teaching takes the form of two or three workshops (depending on the module) each semester. Students will therefore attend for two or three days a semester, plus and Orientation Day prior to the commencement of the first year.

Scholarships available
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Applications and Selections

NOTE: The application system is now closed for September 2021 as the Masters of Health Science (Nursing Education) programme intake is full. The application system will re-open in October 2021 for September 2022 intake.

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed using a combination of course-work and teaching assessments.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  1. Have an honours bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in Nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9. Please consult the professional credit awards at Level 9 at: www.nuigalway.ie/pca/pca.html;
  2. Be a registered nurse on the General, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the active register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; or hold a professional nursing qualification deemed to be equivalent by NUI Galway;
  3. Have practised as a nurse for three years post-registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes);
  4. Have negotiated a Teaching placement in a 3rd level School/Department of Nursing Education or Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education establishment which will provide the opportunity to meet the teaching practice requirements of this programme.

Additional Requirements

Duration

2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

10 (minimum)

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

Course is now closed for entry 2021.

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

Course code

1HVN4

Course Outline

Theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing practice; research methodology and evidence based practice; practice development and conduct of research form the framework for reflection on practice and exploration of aspects of practice.

Specialist modules address teaching methods, facilitating learning, assessment strategies and curriculum development.

100 hours of teaching practice is completed over the two years and is an integral part of the programme.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme of study have found employment in various health service settings, 3rd level institutions of education, Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Nursing Midwifery Practice Development Units and the private sector.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,767 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Tuition

€4,662 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Student levy

€105 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

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Downloads

  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)