Loss & Bereavement - Counselling

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Course Name Loss & Bereavement - Counselling
Course Provider Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Alternative Provider(s) Irish Hospice Foundation
Course Code 101882 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) St Stephens Green
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Apply
Applicants must apply online. Applications can be accessed and completed on the RCSI website from 1 March.

Applications will be processed through the Irish Hospice Foundation and final selection may be based on an interview.

In completing your application form please provide full details of your experience and potential to apply learning in your work or volunteering role. This application form will be used for selection purposes.
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Duration 2 years part-time. Class time 9.15am to 5.30pm on Thursday to Saturday.
Course Fee *(non EU students, please contact for rates)

A non-refundable deposit of €500 is required on acceptance of a course place.

Year 1 Fees: €5,000
Year 2 Fees: €5,000

The fees include an IHF supplement of €50 for display, photocopying and printing of downloaded electronic material.

The balance of the annual fee may be paid in two instalments. The first instalment of fees must be paid prior to registration. Cheques should be made payable to The Irish Hospice Foundation.
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Financial Support Fees are eligible for tax relief.
Entry Requirements Admission requirements
Applicants must possess counselling/psychotherapy accreditation through a national body and a Level 8 degree in relevant area (or equivalent as demonstrated through RPL). Recognition of prior learning (RPL) process involves demonstration of formal training in counselling/ psychotherapy; significant professional experience in loss/bereavement related work; evidence of personal insight into loss and bereavement.


The course is convened by the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Accreditation is pending through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the National University of Ireland.

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Course Content

Expand+MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling)
The programme aims to promote competent, sensitive and ethical practice in bereavement care in Ireland and to support researchers and practitioners in their efforts to apply research findings to practice.


Subjects Taught

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This is a part-time course, over two years. There are seven modules in year one (5 at 10 credits, two at 5 credits) and a dissertation in year two. A 10 credit module consists of 250 hours of learning including lecture time, self-di...

Assessment Method Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be applied. These include written coursework, reaction papers and a dissertation/ work based project in year two.
Further Enquiries For general enquiries contact:
Maura Dunne
Education Administrator
Irish Hospice Foundation 4th Floor, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: (01) 679 3188 Fax: (01) 673 0040
E-mail: maura.dunne@hospicefoundation.ie

Course content enquires:
Orla Keegan
Course Director
Irish Hospice Foundation, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: (01) 6793 188
E-mail: orla.keegan@hospicefoundation.ie
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