Medicine - Research

Graduate Research
UCD School of Medicine has a strong tradition of enquiry-based research. Our 140+ investigators generate approximately €15 million in annual research income and have grants under management worth more than €90 million. Our undergraduate students are always encouraged to immerse themselves in structured medical research throughout their studies. This approach is consistent with our desire to shape not just world-class healthcare professionals, but also scientific innovators, who will advance the boundaries of medical understanding and contribute to the development of new approaches to treatment and care to benefit patients.

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

Graduate Research Association of Medicine (GRAM)
GRAM provides a supportive network for the 170+ Graduate Researchers linked to the School of Medicine but working across a range of academic and clinical sites. The main aims of the Association are to recognise and celebrate milestones of postgraduate students including publication of papers, submission, successful defence and graduation and to promote and celebrate diversity, equality, and inclusion within the postgraduate student community.

Professor Peter Doran, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD School of Medicine saaid at the launch event in October 2020 "Research, science and a commitment to enquiry and discovery inform every aspect of the School's mission and the establishment of GRAM supports this ethos and allows us, in turn, to support our Graduate Researchers enhancing their experience at our School and the advancement of their careers."

"Essentially GRAM is the engine of our research productivity and the research interests and areas of focus of our Graduate Researchers are vast and diverse. Currently examples of their research include examining minimally invasive tissue engineered heart valve protheses for paediatric applications, novel approaches to overcoming drug resistance in targeted melanoma therapy, how sperm sexing affects sperm quality, gameto-maternal interaction and embryonic development and effects of gynaecological cancers in the morphology and function of the human fallopian tube."

The GRAM Committee comprises the following Graduate Researchers;

Auditor – Heather Steele, Final Year PhD Candidate
Secretary – Ana Le Chevellier, Third Year PhD Candidate
Social Secretary – Deirdre Clissman, Final Year PhD Candidate
Joint Treasurer – James White, Final Year, PhD Candidate
Joint Treasurer – Ashish Neve, Third Year PhD Candidate

Be Part of Ireland's Most Extensive Research Network
Graduate students carry out original research under the supervision of established researchers within our Research Institutes (Conway, SBI, Charles), our Research Centres on the Belfield Campus and at the School's major teaching hospitals including St Vincent's University Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, CHI at Temple Street, CHI at Crumlin and the Coombe Women's & Infants' University Hospital, and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.

Entry requirements

Candidates for this degree are required to be admitted by the School of Medicine on the recommendation of the Professor. Candidates who have not graduated in this University may be admitted if suitably qualified.

No candidate can be allowed to enter on a course of study and research for the Degree of PhD unless he/she has reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Professor and the School of his/her fitness.

Duration

X237 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time

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  • Qualification letters

    PhD

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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