Can I complete this programme while continuing to work?

This is full-time programme that can be completed while working.  This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach.  In each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 (the taught element of the programme) participants will attend a residential block (comprising five days) and five in-house blocks (each comprising a consecutive Friday and Saturday).  Residential blocks will take place at the University of Limerick.  The locations of the in-house blocks will rotate among the institutions participating in a semester.  For example, there are five modules in Semester 1, say the institutions involved are DCU, Maynooth University, TU Dublin, UCC and UL then an in-house block will take place at each of these institutions.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

If you make a successful application (i.e. you are offered a place on the programme) and you work in a HSE-funded organisation or Tusla your application will be submitted to the HSE Scholarship Review Board for consideration for a scholarship. Please refer to section titled Notes to Applicants on the How to Apply page.

In the case of successful applications from health sector industries, these will be submitted to Connected Health Skillnet for consideration for their scholarships. Please refer to section titled Notes to Applicants on the How to Apply page.

Can I pay fees by instalments?

The University of Limerick’s Fees Office bill per semester.  In the case of this programme there are three semesters so a student is billed for one-third of the fees in each semester.  A student can pay the fees for a semester upfront or can opt to pay on a monthly basis.

When is Orientation?
Orientation: 11th of December 2021 from 11h00 to 16h00

When will the Residential Block in Semester 1 take place?
Residential Block: 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th of January 2022

When will the In-House Blocks for Semester 1 take place?
In-House Block 1: 4th and 5th of February 2022
In-House Block 2: 18th and 19th of February 2022
In-House Block 3: 11th and 12th of March 2022
In-House Block 4: 25th and 26th of March 2022
In-House Block 5: 8th and 9th of April 2022