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Courses at DCU
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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.
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Level:
Postgraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Are you passionate about supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families? Would you like to study part-time from anywhere in the country?

The MSc in Child and Family Health and Wellbeing will appeal to recent graduates and early or 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 Health and Human Performance

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (Sport and Exercise) comprises of three individual modules (10 ECTS credits each) that focus on women’s health and female athlete health in a cohesive holistic manner throughout their lifespan. 

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

The MSc in Specialist Nursing offers 3 specialist pathways, students must choose one of the following:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Women's Health
  • Population Health Practice (this pathway will not have an intake in September 2024)
Year One

In year one students will complete a total of 50 ECTS credits.

Students will complete the following core modules:

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

The DCU MSc in Health and Social inclusion programme is delivered part-time over two years across four semesters. The course is offered in a blended format to facilitate work life balance. Typically, students attend classes on DCU Glasnevin Campus on two days per month combined with online learning. This unique, interdisciplinary programme aims to develop expertise in tacking health disparities and social exclusion through leadership, practice development and research.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
School of Biotechnology

The DCU MSc in Biotherapeutics (NFQ Level 9) is the first postgraduate programme in the world providing education and training specifically focusing on biotherapeutics across cancer, neuro, immune and cardiovascular diseases within a unique setting offering access to the core Microbial Bioprocess Engineering (MBF) and GMP-like Manufacturing facilities as well as the state-of-the-art facilities at National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT).

The programme will offer a broad multidisciplinary approach with a strategic and sustainable focus on development, production, licensing and delivery of biotherapeutics. The programme aims to provide training and education in immunology, oncology, vascular biology, and neuropathology, and to foster key skills for the development and scalable manufacture of novel biotherapeutics to improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery. Additionally, the programme aims to develop students’ critical analysis skills, enhance their professional development and to provide them with skills necessary to undertake independent scientific research or gain employment/promotion in the BioPharmaceutical industry.

 

Multidisciplinary in nature, this programme appeals to candidates from across sectors (life scientists, industry and healthcare professionals) who work with and/or are planning to work with biomedical therapeutics. Graduates will be well placed to provide practice, professional leadership, innovation and scholarship expertise to a vast array of organisations.

 

Programme structure:

Introduction to Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Recombinant DNA Technology

Immuno- and Onco-Therapeutics

Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering

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 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 with predominant face-to-face teaching and some 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:

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

The Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision provides a comprehensive, university-accredited training in the dominant theoretical approaches, conceptual models and modes of clinical supervision, taking an integrative, relational and evidence-based approach to supervision practice. It comprises two modules and the indicative content is as follows:

MSc in Psychotherapy - man talking to woman
Level:
Postgraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Are you passionate about supporting people with mental health challenges and emotional difficulties? Would you like to train with national and international psychotherapy, clinical supervision and research experts?

The MSc in Psychotherapy is a four-year part-time professional training programme at Level 9 NFQ (120 credits). Students may exit after two years with a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (60 credits; although please note that the Graduate Diploma is not a qualification to practice psychotherapy). 

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:

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 objectives of the course are to enable candidates to acquire: