Postgraduate
N/A Gerontology

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This programme is for all nurses caring for older people in acute, community or long-term care settings. The programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and competency to provide high quality care for older people that accords with the World Health Organisation (2003 pp.6–7) philosophy of gerontological nursing.

The full-time programme is offered full-time over two calendar years. On completion of the six modules in year 1 students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the 2nd year to complete the MSc programme. It consists of both theoretical and clinical components. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for an average of 12 days across the programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

2 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,200

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.
  • Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, supporting students to integrate working full-time with study.
  • The programme is offered through a blended learning format a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.
  • Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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

1. Be registered as a nurse on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), i.e. General, Psychiatric or Intellectual Disability Register;
2. Be currently working in a setting that requires them to provide care for older people and have a minimum six months’ clinical experience of working with this client group;
3. Provide written evidence of support from their Director of Nursing for the duration of the programme;
4. Have an honors bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honors degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9.

English Requirements

Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally.

Notes


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