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The programme is approved as a full time course with the option of part time attendance over two academic years. This option is considered essential in order to facilitate nurses who wish to continue in nursing practice during their studies. The programme is modularised and has been developed in the context of a modular framework modelled on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) as recommended by the EU Bologna Accord.
The MSc is modular in structure with a total of eight modules, all modules must be successfully completed prior to progressing into the second year of the programme. Each module is delivered over a period of one week i.e. Sunday to Thursday from 08.30 to 16.00hrs, the second year of the programme includes a research dissertation.