This programme is designed for registered general nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in oncology nursing. Students are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland, normally within the students' own work setting.
Students may also be required to undertake additional placement(s) in order to meet the programme’s learning outcomes. The full-time programme is offered full-time over two calendar years. On completion of 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 second year to complete the MSc programme. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total 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?
What is the length of the course?
2 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- This programme is designed for registered general nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in oncology nursing.
- Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally in clinical nurse specialist roles and clinical trials (oncology).
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
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Be a registered nurse on the General Nurse division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI);
2. Have a minimum of one year of post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
3. Be currently working in an approved oncology care setting and have as a minimum six months’ clinical experience in this specialist area;
4. Satisfy the selection panel of ability to complete the programme;
5. Provide written support from their employer that they will be able to access this client group across the programme;
6. 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.
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
Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally in clinical nurse specialist roles and clinical trials (oncology).