Medical Science

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The Master's in Medical Science is designed to enhance the academic and professional development of healthcare professionals by improving their level of scientific appreciation for evidence-based practice.

Students complete core modules in Informatics, Research Methods, and Biostatistics, as well as their chosen speciality module from one of the following: Database Development and Medical Informatics; Musculoskeletal Medicine; Exercise Physiology; and Patient Safety and Human Factors. In addition, candidates work independently with the support of a supervisor to carry out an original piece of research in their chosen area or from a topic provided by the course director relevant to their healthcare setting.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. The structure, content and flexible design makes this programme very attractive to healthcare professionals throughout Ireland.

2. The programme is taught on a shared learning educational model, providing maximum interaction between the various disciplines, with specialist tuition provided in your chosen subject.

3. Publication of thesis in core medical journals is an opportunity for graduates.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Successful applicants will normally hold a primary degree in healthcare or medicine, or equivalent qualification. Competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.


1 year, full-time in service or 2 years, part-time.

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Career opportunities
Graduates will find employment in a diverse range of fields of health and medical research, may progress to undertake an MD or PhD, and will improve their professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in daily practice (evidence-based healthcare).

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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