PG Dip Dermatology Nursing

University College Dublin

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing will be offered in 2020/2021

as a one-year programme designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses caring for people experiencing skin conditions and related disorders in clinical settings.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 12,800

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing are aimed at the professional preparation of registered nurses who wish to specialise in dermatological nursing.
  • You will also learn how to provide a service that is evidence based and aims to improve quality of life for people with dermatology conditions.
  • You will learn how to assess, provide care and advice at a specialist level for patients with dermatology conditions.
  • The programmes are offered using a Blended Learning Approach. Blended learning will utilise a range of teaching methods including online learning, lectures, workshops and seminars.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

The programme entry requirements are as follows:
• Applicants must hold a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in related discipline)/APEL consideration if no degree
• Applicants must be entered onto the appropriate division of the Nurses Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) (be registered as an RGN or RCN)
• Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

• Candidates must be employed in the clinical environment caring for people with dermatology conditions prior to commencing the course and for the duration of the course
• Candidates who are not employed full time in a dermatology setting are advised to secure clinical exposure in order to achieve all learning outcomes

Career Prospects


• Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) and notarised English translations where relevant
• A current photocopy of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) registration
• Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport
• Signed Declaration Form from Employer (original form)
• Completed Professional Reference Form (original form)
• Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nominee
• Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English).