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Nursing Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #286 (QS) Cork, Ireland
The BSc Nursing Studies from University College Cork is a part-time,post-registration degree for registered nurses, set at level eight of the National Framework of Qualifications
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On successful completion of this Nursing Studies course at University College Cork, which is offered annually, you will be awarded a National University of Ireland Bachelor of Science (BSc Nursing Studies) degree.

The course is aimed at building on the foundations provided by pre-registration programmes and professional experience. It should appeal to students from a number of clinical areas and from management positions. It will provide an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge applicable to current practice in general and specialist areas.

Learning outcomes

This course is designed to allow nurses and midwives to work and attend university simultaneously, to suit service, personal and academic requirements. However, some students allow themselves protected university time by taking unpaid study leave.

Students taking the one-year option will attend university for approximately 40 days in one academic year, with lectures given over three block weeks and a one-day-per-week release for the remaining time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nursing Science 
  • Introduction to Nursing & Midwifery Research
  • Management in Nursing
  • Research for Nursing & Midwifery Practice 
  • Economics of Health Organisations 
  • Nursing Ethics 
  • Nursing in the Community 
  • Cancer Nursing 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. 
  • In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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