Medicine & Health - Research

University College Cork

Medicine & Health - Research

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
PhD applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H1 (second class honours, grade 1) to apply.

Master by Research applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H2 (second class honours, grade 2) to apply.

Check our qualification comparison website here for equivalencies.

Check our English language requirements here.

Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.

Once applicants know which area or topic they wish to research, they then need to find supervisors. This site offers a list of academics listed under a wide range of schools/departments/disciplines.

Applicants can also contact a UCC academic unit directly to enquire about the availability of appropriate supervisors.

You must choose your supervisors and discuss your research proposal with them before applying. Your supervisors will let you know if you need to prepare a research proposal and will need to approve your proposal before you submit it. You may need to submit this proposal directly to the School/Department and/or submit it with your online application. Applicants who apply to research programmes in Arts, Celtics Studies and Social Sciences, Law and Medicine & Health are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words, and in Business, a proposal of approximately 500 words is required.

Application dates

Apply Online
After confirming your research area and supervisory arrangements (as detailed above) applicants apply online at the UCC application portal. There is a €50 application fee for applications.

Gather Supporting Documentation
The following documents will be required in support of your application.

Evidence of all qualifications listed on your application, including transcripts of examination results for each year to date that have not been completed at University College Cork

Proof of ID in the form of a Passport or Birth Certificate or NDLS drivers licence.

Your research proposal (check with your Supervisors if this should also be submitted to the School/Department)

Any supplementary forms requested

Your application cannot be processed until all supporting documentation has been submitted.


CKY01 MSc (Medicine) - Medicine (Full-Time)
CKY02 MSc (Medicine) - Medicine (Part-Time)
CKY04 MSc Nursing (Research Mode) (Full-Time)
CKY05 MSc (MIDWIFERY) (Research Mode) (Full-Time)
CKY06 MCh - Master of Surgery (Full-Time)
CKY07 MCh - Master of Surgery (Part-Time)
CKY08 MDS - Oral Health and Development (Full-Time)
CKY09 MDS - Oral Health and Development (Part-Time)
CKY10 MSc (Medicine) - Anatomy (Full-Time)
CKY11 MSc (Medicine) - Anatomy (Part-Time)
CKY12 MSc (Medicine)- Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Full-Time)
CKY13 MSc (Medicine) - Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Part-Time)
CKY14 MSc (Medicine) - Epidemiology & Public Health (Full-Time)
CKY15 MSc (Medicine) - Epidemiology & Public Health (Part-Time)
CKY16 MSc (Medicine) - General Practice (Full-Time)
CKY17 MSc (Medicine) - General Practice (Part-Time)
CKY18 MSc (Medicine) - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Full-Time)
CKY19 MSc (Medicine) - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Part-Time)
CKY20 MSc (Medicine) - Paediatrics and Child Health (Full-Time)
CKY21 MSc (Medicine) - Paediatrics and Child Health (Part-Time)
CKY22 MSc (Medicine) - Pathology (Full-Time)
CKY23 MSc (Medicine) - Pathology (Part-Time)
CKY24 MSc (Medicine) - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Full-Time)
CKY25 MSc (Medicine) - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Part-Time)
CKY26 MSc (Medicine) - Physiology (Full-Time)
CKY27 MSc (Medicine) - Physiology (Part-Time)
CKY28 MSc (Medicine) - Psychiatry (Full-Time)
CKY29 MSc (Medicine) - Psychiatry (Part-Time)
CKY30 MSc (Medicine) - Surgery (Full-Time)
CKY31 MSc (Medicine) - Surgery (Part-Time)
CKY32 MAO (Full-Time)
CKY33 MAO (Part-Time)
CKY34 MDS - Dental Surgery (Full-Time)
CKY35 MDS - Dental Surgery (Part-Time)
CKY36 MDS - Restorative Dentistry (Full-Time)
CKY37 MDS - Restorative Dentistry (Part-Time)
CKY38 MSC (Pharmacy) - Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice (Full-Time)
CKY39 MSC (Pharmacy) - Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice (Part-Time)
CKY40 MSC (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Full-Time)
CKY41 MSC (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Part-Time)
CKY42 MSC (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutics (Full-Time)
CKY43 MSC (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutics (Part-Time)
CKY44 MSC (Pharmacy) - Pharmacology (Full-Time)
CKY45 MSC (Pharmacy) - Pharmacology (Part-Time)
CKY46 MSC (Medicine) - Occupational Therapy (Full-Time)
CKY47 MSC (Medicine) - Occupational Therapy (Part-Time)
CKY48 MSc (Medicine) - Speech and Hearing Sciences (Full-Time)
CKY49 MSc (Medicine) - Speech and Hearing Sciences (Part-Time)
CKY50 MSC in Nursing and Midwifery (Part-Time)
CKY51 MSc (Medicine) - Neuroscience (Full-Time)
CKY52 MSc (Medicine) - Neuroscience (Part-Time)
CKY53 MSc (Medicine) Health Professions Education (Full-Time)
CKY54 MSc (Medicine) Physiotherapy (Full-Time)
CKY55 MSc (Medicine) Physiotherapy (Part-Time)

CKZ37 MD - Pharmacy (Full-Time)
CKZ38 MD - Pharmacy (Part-Time)
CKZ39 MD (Medicine) - Anatomy (Full-Time)
CKZ40 MD (Medicine) - Anatomy (Part-Time)
CKZ41 MD - Anaesthesia (Full-Time)
CKZ42 MD - Anaesthesia (Part-Time)
CKZ43 MD - Epidemiology & Public Health (Full-Time)
CKZ44 MD - Epidemiology & Public Health (Part-Time)
CKZ45 MD - General Practice (Full-Time)
CKZ46 MD - General Practice (Part-Time)
CKZ47 MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Full-Time)
CKZ48 MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Part-Time)
CKZ49 MD - Paediatrics (Full-Time)
CKZ50 MD - Paediatrics (Part-Time)
CKZ51 MD - Pathology (Full-Time)
CKZ52 MD - Pathology (Part-Time)
CKZ53 MD - Pharmacology (Full-Time)
CKZ54 MD - Pharmacology (Part-Time)
CKZ55 MD - Physiology (Full-Time)
CKZ56 MD - Physiology (Part-Time)
CKZ57 MD - Psychiatry (Full-Time)
CKZ58 MD - Psychiatry (Part-Time)
CKZ59 MD - Surgery (Full-Time)
CKZ60 MD - Surgery (Part-Time)

CKZ83 MD (Medicine) - Neuroscience (Full-Time)
CKZ84 MD (Medicine) - Neuroscience (Part-Time)
CKZ85 MRes - in Health Professions Education (Full-Time)
CKZ86 MRES - in Health Professions Education (Part-Time)

CKZ92 MSc (Medicine) Diagnostic Radiography (Full-Time)
CKZ93 MSc (Medicine) Diagnostic Radiography (Part-Time)

CKZ96 MRes Medical Sciences (Full-time)

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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    Daytime,Full time,Part time

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