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Courses at DCU
Twenty full PhD scholarships and new Doctoral Research Hub launched by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Postgraduate Science and Health Courses

Furthering education is fuelled by an appetite for curiosity – a fervour we appreciate and honour. The Faculty of Science and Health offer a myriad of postgraduate taught opportunities across the disciplines.
Level:
Postgraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

The programme is free to eligible post-primary teachers and is fully funded by the Department of Education and Skills as part of the national strategy to support the implementation of STEM education and improve standards in physics education in post-primary schools by increasing the numbers of qualified teachers of physics.

     
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The MSc in Specialist Nursing / Midwifery for Future Healthcare is a new blended delivery national programme which will prepare nurses / midwives for specialist clinical and managerial roles. Theoretical modules will be delivered primarily online, and the programme also has a significant practice based component which will be delivered through a supervised clinical practicum combined with tutorials.  

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The MSc in Child and Family Health and Wellbeing will appeal to recent graduates, early and mid-career professionals who work with, or who aspire to work with children, young people and their families in various capacities. The programme is suitable to individuals from across different disciplines, including, but not limited to, children’s nurses and other nursing disciplines, allied health and social care professionals, and related areas such as those working in community, voluntary and non-governmental organisations. 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The core curriculum of this programme, delivered by an interdisciplinary group of experts,  gives students the knowledge, skillsets and experiences required to understand and influence health and social inclusion in Ireland and abroad. Topic areas include:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Health and Human Performance

    The aim of the MSc in Elite Sport Performance is to provide an opportunity for postgraduate study to appropriately qualified early-career sport professionals across relevant sport performance disciplines (e.g., sport science and coaching) and to acquire advanced subject knowledge in this field. We will offer candidates the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary study that allows them to investigate issues in elite sport performance.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Biotechnology

    The programme is delivered via a hybrid approach of face-to-face teaching and online delivery of modules, together with hands-on experience in a research laboratory.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Biotechnology

    This course has been designed to:

    • Update and upgrade the knowledge, understanding and skills of graduates who are interested in pursuing or are currently working in the Biopharmaceutical industry.

    • Retrain graduates working in related disciplines, by providing advanced level modules in the theory, analysis design and practical methodology of the rapidly evolving subjects that are associated with this sector.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mathematical Sciences

    The aims of the programme are:

    • To open up advanced career opportunities for graduates of traditional mathematics courses

    • To give specialists in other numerate disciplines (e.g. engineers, scientists or economists) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of mathematics and to master powerful modern mathematical techniques

    To achieve these aims it is intended:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mathematical Sciences

    The course involves three main strands: Astrophysics, Relativity, and Computational Science and Data Analysis. All topics are covered in the first semester of the course, laying the foundations for the advanced study of these topics in the second semester. 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Psychology

    This course is a one-year, intensive, full-time MSc, which has been fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. Classes are timetabled for between 20-30 hours per week each semester. This course covers the key mandatory areas of psychology including:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Psychology

    The 90-credit programme is offered on both a one-year full-time and two-year part-time basis.

    One-year, full-time

    The full-time commitment is between two and two and a half days on campus per week (Monday and Tuesday*) for one year. In addition, all students are expected to attend a week-long Spring School on the DCU Glasnevin campus, usually held in March*.

    Two-year, part-time

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    This course will: 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    Our strategic aim for this programme is to provide the first Irish Level 9, taught programme in Sexuality and Sexual Health Education. The objectives are to:

    • Train a generation of educators in sexuality and sexual health

    • Elaborate on sexuality-related literary, artistic and cultural discourses

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Health and Human Performance

    The programme comprises of both research and taught elements. Modules 1 - 4 comprise modules (60 ECTS) that critically reflect on theories and practice of sport performance, develop an advance understanding of research methodologies and skills, and provide students an opportunity to relate this knowledge and understanding to their own applied and professional context. Module 5, the DProfElite (Sport) Thesis (180 ECTS), involves the completion of a research project and thesis. 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The programme is not running in September 2022.

    The structure of the Grad Cert award will comprise 30 credits. Students will undertake three modules in total: two 10 credit core modules and one 10 credit option module. Aimed at busy professionals wishing to study part-time, the programme offers two pathways of study (determined by their clinical work setting):

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The objectives of the course are to enable candidates to acquire: