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Advanced Research Skills
Course Code: INT64
Entry Requirements:

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


Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register*


Be currently employed in healthcare or social care, either in: clinical practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

        Applicants will normally have gained:

A primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.


International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.


*For those required to register with a professional body

 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.


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.


 This is a core module on the Post Graduate Diploma Health Sciences (Healthcare Quality Studies) and Post Graduate Diploma Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies).


Induction 9th January 2019

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Tuesday, 19th March 2019

Fees (euro):


Application Process:

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

Louise Mc Monagle

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 2019

Closing Date: 2018-12-01

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.

Contact Details

Michele Glacken
T: 071 91 35 606

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