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FAQ Applications

What are the programme entry requirements?
Applicants for our MSc programmes must hold a primary degree.

Applicants should also be working in the Healthcare sector as all our programmes are practice-based.


What is the application procedure?
Applicants for Ireland programmes can apply online.

United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Bahrain applicants must download and complete an application form.

In addition, all applicants must submit supporting documents with their application.  Click here for further information regarding application requirements.

 

What happens once I submit my application?
On receipt of your application form you will receive a confirmation email.

Applicantions will be assessed by the Programme Director and you will be notified of the outcome by post.


Is the Application Fee refundable if I am not offered a place on the programme?
The application fee is an administration charge and is non-refundable. 

 

EU Applicants

All of our programmes are practice-based, so applicants must hold a primary degree and should ideally be working in the healthcare sector, with a fluent command of the English language.

Non-EU Applicants

The designation of a candidate as EU or Non-EU status where they meet one of the following three criteria:

  • The application procedure that applies
  • The fee levels to which they will be liable

A candidate will qualify for EU status where they meet one of the following three criteria:

  • They are a national of an EU member state and will be ordinarily resident in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to the commencement of the programme.
  • They are a national of an EU member state and have received all their post-primary education within an EU member state.
  • They have been in full time employment in an EU member state for three of the last five years prior to the commencement of the first year of the course.  This applies to candidate over the age of 23.
  • They have been ordinarily resident in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to the commencement of the programme and their parents have been in full time employment in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to the commencement of the programme.  This applies to candidates under the age of 23.

Footnote:

A person is deemed to be a ‘national’ of an EU/EEA member state where they have:

  • Passport or National ID Card from an EU/EEA member state or an Official letter confirming Refugee Status in Ireland.
  • Before 1st January in the year prior to commencement of Programmes.

For a definition of an EU/Non-EU Applicant please click here.

 

NARIC for Non-EU Applicants
Prospective postgraduate students who obtained Bachelor degrees or equivalent outside the EU are required to obtain a UK National Information Recognition Centre (NARIC) equivalence of their qualification.  The UK NARIC states the degree equivalence in accordance with the British/Irish Bachelor Degree standard.

 

The following is what you require to send to UK NARIC in order for them to establish the UK NARIC equivalence of qualifications: 

  • A photocopy of final certificate(s) and transcript(s).
  • A covering letter with contact details and statement of purpose of enquiry.
  • A copy of certified translations in English, if necessary.

For further information, please see www.naric.org.uk.  Please note that the UK NARIC Board charges a fee towards the process. Generally as an international applicant it is the applicant’s responsibility to get their course transcripts validated by NARIC.