Medicine & Medical Science - Research

Excellence in Translational Research

Research training is now a prerequisite for many medical and scientific careers. We offer graduates the opportunity to pursue a research degree in a multidisciplinary translational environment focused on increasing knowledge on the prevention and treatment of human disease.

Be Part of Ireland's Most Expansive Medical Network

Graduate students carry out original research under the supervision of established researchers associated with the School from the UCD Conway Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science, the Centre for Research in Infectious Disease (both based on the Belfield Campus) and the School's major teaching hospitals including St Vincent's University Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Children's University Hospital (Temple St), Our Lady's Children's Hospital (Crumlin) and the Coombe Women's & Infants' University Hospital, and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.

Flexible, Lab & Patient-Focused Research Programmes

Projects range from laboratory-based research in molecular medicine and cellular biology to patient-focused studies on the impact and treatment of disease.

Further education and skills development programmes are available to all research students through programmes in the School, the UCD Conway Institute and Molecular Medicine Ireland. Students also have the opportunity to hear from and interact with national and international experts at research seminars hosted by the School and the UCD Conway Institute.

Entry requirements

A candidate who has obtained the Degrees of MB BCh BAO from the National University of Ireland or Licentiates of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shall be eligible to obtain the Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh). Graduates of any other University or students of advanced standing who possess a medical qualification deemed to be equivalent to the primary degree of Medicine of the University, and who shall have fulfilled all other prescribed conditions as to the manner in which such a degree of Master of Surgery may be obtained, shall be eligible to obtain the degree MCh provided that they are working in a recognised teaching hospital or in a school of the University under the direction of the Head of School or of a Professor of the University. A period of not less than three years shall have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained the Degrees of MB BCh BAO or Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.


Medicine (X213) MAO Research 2 years Full-time
Medicine (X224) MCh Research 2 years Full-time

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  • Qualification letters

    MAO MCh

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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