PG Dip Nursing Education

NUI Galway

Course Overview

The programme is aimed at Master’s prepared graduates who wish to gain a teaching qualification. Broadly the programme develops nurses' expertise and understanding of teaching in higher education clinical settings.

The programme is comprised of three taught modules and three competency assessments. To support learners’ skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching/facilitation during the programme. Learners are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods including lecturing, clinical teaching in both laboratory and clinical settings, and working with small groups using experimental approaches.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?


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

€ 13,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.
  • Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.
  • The programme is offered through a blended learning format a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.
  • Graduates of this programme of study have found employment in various health service settings, 3rd level institutions of education.

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

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Have successfully completed a Masters in Nursing or equivalent.
2. Be a registered General, Mental Health, Learning Disability, Children’s or a Registered Public Health Nurse on the Register maintained by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
3. Have practiced as a nurse for a minimum of three years post registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes) and this experience should be in clinical areas where students’ nurses are undertaking placements.
4. Have negotiated a placement in a Department/Center of Nursing Education which will provide them with the opportunity to meet the practice requirements of this programme.

English Requirements

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

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

Graduates have found employment in the health services.