Translational Medicine - Research

Each School may have specific programme requirements which every student should make themselves aware of. However, every PhD student must:

-Carry out doctoral level research which is written up in a thesis that contain materials of a standard and form appropriate for peer-reviewed publication. This thesis forms the basis for the examination for the award of the degree of PhD and is examined through a viva voce examination by a PhD Examination Committee
-Progress from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the PhD Programme by successfully undergoing a formal Stage Transfer Assessment within within 5 trimesters of date of registration for a full-time student and 7 trimesters for a part-time student
-Complete a minimum of 30 ECTS taught credits in the course of the PhD programme
-Successfully complete Research Integrity training while registered to the programme. There is an online course that you can take which will meet this requirement. Students of STEM subjects can take a 5 credit module that also meets the requirement
-Document your educational, training and personal and professional development needs, in collaboration with your the Research Studies Panel, which, along with the proposed programme of research, will inform the development of a Research and Professional Development Plan (RPDP). The completed RPDP forms part of the Stage 1 to Stage 2 assessment

Entry requirements

- A candidate must have reached a minimum of an upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant honours Bachelor’s degree. In a significant number of cases, a Master’s degree will also be required. Specific information on entry requirements can be found on the relevant UCD School website.
- All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. Applicants who have not undertaken their undergraduate degree / Master’s degree through English must provide evidence of their English proficiency by achieving a minimum standard in a recognised English language test such as IELTS.

Application dates

Please submit your query using our Graduate Study Enquiry to the Medical Research Office. - contact below


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

Enrolment dates

The start date has to be agreed with your potential supervisor. UCD has three Registration dates namely September, January and May

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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