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Advanced Research Methods
Course Code: INT64
Entry Requirements:

If you have not undertaken formal study for sometime and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to undertake the access module (Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module - available through the Centre for Lifelong Learning) prior to attempting any stand alone module.

 Applicants will normally:

A. Be a registered nurse on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


B. Be registered on the appropriate professional register.


C. Be currently employed in health care either in: clinical practice/management/research/education.  Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific related area.  This is specified in module descriptions.


A primary degree (min. 2.2) (health sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits.  Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.

D. Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language.  An overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.

This module may also be relevant to non-clinical health services managers across acute and primary care areas.

Credits from stand alone modules can be accrued towards the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies or Healthcare Quality Studies).

Many of our stand-alone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home.


Wednesday, 10th January 2018 - Induction Day

Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Tuesday, 27th January 2018

Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Fees (euro):


Application Process:

To receive an Application Form, please contact Postgraduate Administrator below:

Margaret Hession

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St. Angela's College

Lough Gill


T: 071-9135612


Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.

Next Intake:

January 2018

Closing Date: 2017-12-01

Programme Overview

This module focuses on developing further students' undergraduate understanding of the research process.  The module will equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to develop and prepare a detailed research proposal.  A wide range of research approaches; designs; methods of data collection and analysis will be critically evaluated so that the students gain an appreciation of the variety of methodologies available to study a wide range of health care issues.  The module will culminate in the development of a detailed research proposal.

Downloads & Other Information

Download Application Form For First Module


Download Application Form For Second and Subsequent Applications


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Contact Details

Mary Cooke
T: 071 9135602

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