Medical Science - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Medical Science - Galway

Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for working Medical Scientists seeking career progression to Senior Medical Scientist, Specialist Medical Scientist, Chief Medical Scientist and Laboratory Manager

Subjects taught


Design and Analysis of Experiments
Research Methods
Advances in Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics
Research Project in Medical Science
Applied Quality Management for the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory
Clinical Laboratory and Project Management
Elective: Advanced Practice in Transfusion and Transplantation Science
Elective: Advanced Clinical Chemistry
Elective: Advanced Clinical Laboratory Haematology
Elective: Advanced Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Elective: Clinical Immunology, Global Infections and Therapeutics
Elective: Advanced Cellular Pathology

Entry requirements

Applicants require a BSc (Hons) in Medical Science/ Biomedical Science and must currently be working as a Medical Scientist in a clinical diagnostic laboratory. Candidates enrolled in the programme must complete a laboratory-based research project, and access to laboratory facilities and associated support is a prerequisite for this programme.

Application dates

Key Dates
Applications open from February 17th February 2022
The closing date for receipt of applications is 27th May 2022.

Offers will be issued to successful candidates on 2 September 2022.

How to Apply
Apply directly to GMIT using GMIT's Online Admissions system, selecting Application Type L9.

Please provide the following documentations to support your application:
1. A CV (max three pages) detailing their qualifications & career to date.
2. A personal motivational statement, which should include an outline of their experience working as a Medical Scientist.


2 years part-time, blended.

Study Hours
Lectures and tutorials will be delivered live online, normally between 6pm and 9pm, and will also be recorded. The average weekly contact time for the programme is 7-8 hours.

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required.

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
Data collated from the consultation process expect graduates to fill roles in:
• Chief Medical Scientist
• Laboratory Manager
• Senior Medical Scientist
• Specialist Scientist
• Senior Scientist

Stakeholders have also indicated the proposed MSc in Medical Science would qualify people for leadership roles in R&D outside the medical science profession.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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