Nursing - Midwifery

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Nursing - Midwifery
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code DK877
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
Six Grades at 06 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
INCLUDING: At least two H5 Grades
AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
AND Laboratory Science subject Grade O6 or H7
AND English or Irish Grade O6 or H7

Please Note: Offers of places on this course are subject to applicants successful passing Garda Clearance and Health Status Clearance from the Health Service Executive (North East) Occupational Health Unit.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics

A bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certif...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Applications from Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Students

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the leaving certificate...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Applications from Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Students

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQI-FET course in order to gain eligibility for entry to third-level courses in DkIT
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET level 5 and 6 awards are now made by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). For further details please visit:

Applicants must have obtained a full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum credit value of 120. A Compone...

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Mature Applicants

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Entry to courses DK870/DK871 BSc (Hons) in General Nursing, DK872/DK873 BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing, DK874/ DK875 BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, and DK877/DK878 BSc (Hons) in Midwifery is coordinated by the Nursin...

Alternative Entry
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 20
Course Fee

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The Student Contribution fee is payable by all students who do not qualify for grants or scholarships. The Student Contribution Fee is €3,000.

DkIT Facilities
DkIT students are also obliged to pay the DkIT Facilities Cont...

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Financial Support Students may apply to SUSI for a means-tested grant. Please consult the Student Finance website, or, for the most up-to-date information.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Why study this course?
This 4 year Honours Degree course is designed to enable students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to fulfil the role of a midwife. Learning throughout this course takes place in the classroo...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Modules
Year 1
Semester 1
• Midwifery 1 - Year-long
• Natural Sciences for Midwifery (a)
• Safe Healthcare Practice 1
• Learning to Learn
• Clinical Placement 1 - Year-long

Semester 2
• Midwifery 1 - Year-long
• N...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What will it mean for my future?
Successful graduates of this course can apply to practice as a Registered Midwife in Ireland and worldwide. Graduates can apply for positions as Staff Midwives in the Irish health care sector.

Postgraduate oppor...

Further Enquiries Course Contact
Jill Atkinson
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 432
2021 482
2020 440