MSc Healthcare Risk Management & Quality

Course Features

  • Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality) are eligible to apply for this course.
  • Aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.
  • Consists of a major thesis dealing with a specialist medicolegal/clinical risk management issue.

Course Overview

The programme is specifically aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.

Who Should Take This Course?

Candidates who have already completed the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality), who wish to develop their skills and gain a further qualification. The course is suitable for:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Clinical risk advisors/managers
  • Hospital managers/directors
  • Administrators
  • Healthcare lawyers
  • Professionals working in the fields of patient quality, safety and clinical risk management

What Will I Learn?

Course description

The MSc Dissertation Module will consist of a major thesis (strictly 15-20,000 words only) dealing with a specialist medico-legal/clinical risk management issue. It may be suggested that the student substantially expand the pilot project examined at Graduate Diploma level or initiate a completely new thesis subject matter.

Thesis and examination

The thesis will generally consist of 2 distinct specialised but linked parts:

  1. A medico-legal aspect
  2. Clinical risk management aspect

The thesis must entail and ensure an outcome which results in a practical and professionally oriented thesis, which attempts to serve a health care market requirement and seeks to effect change and policy development. The thesis will entail a total mark out of 100 marks and will be assessed by way of written thesis and its assessment by a viva examination.

Am I Eligible for this Course?

Eligibility criteria

International Applicants

  • International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.
  • A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.

Application Details

Important dates & information

  • The next intake for MSc Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality) is September 2015.
  • Entry to this programme is highly competitive and is generally open only to graduates of the UCD Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (X257).

How to Apply

  • Applications should be made directly to the Programme Coordinator via:

Programme Administrator:

Ms. Brid McCormack
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Forensic & Legal Medicine
UCD Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6647
E: legal.medicine@ucd.ie

Career Opportunities

This course is of particular value for those professionals who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety, especially within the industry of healthcare and allied professions.

Course Fees

EU StudentsNon-EU Students 
€3,240 €10,450
  • For more information on course fees please visit the Fees & Grants Office website.
  • Fees are correct at the time of writing and subject to change.

Last updated: February 2015.

Contact Us

Academic Course Co-ordinator:

Programme Administrator:

Mr. Asim Sheikh


Forensic and Legal Medicine
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
Easim.sheikh@ucd.ie

Ms. Brid McCormack

UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science 
Forensic & Legal Medicine 
UCD Health Sciences Centre 
Belfield 
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6647
Elegal.medicine@ucd.ie