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Endovascular Surgery

Your course

These programmes of study combine specialist endovascular surgical training with evidence-based medical research skills. Specialist endovascular training is provided under the guidance of vascular surgeons from the Western Vascular Institute. The curriculum is taught through hands-on, supervised training, supervised sessions in the endovascular surgery teaching lab and weekly scheduled meetings.

Candidates will complete core modules in Informatics, Research Methods, Biostatistics and Surgical Education. In addition, candidates will work independently with the support of a supervisor to carry out an original piece of research relevant to their healthcare setting.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. This programme is provided with the support of the Western Vascular Institute.

2. This provides candidates with hands-on supervised training and supervised sessions in endovascular surgery teaching labs.

3. Valuable research experience is gained via the research project component of the course.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Applicants must be qualified and registered medical physicians or surgeons and enrolled on the Endovascular Training programme of Western Vascular Institute, or a programme deemed an equivalent. Competence in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is also a requirement of the programme.

Garda Vetting/Police Clearance:

Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme.


1 year, full-time, in-service, or 2 years, part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities

Graduates will find employment in a diverse range of fields of health and medical research, may progress to take an MD or PhD, and will improve their professional knowledge, skills and attitudes in daily practice (evidence-based healthcare).

Further enquiries


Dr Micheál Newell

T: +353 91 495 478


Assessment method

Assessment is via continuous assessment, evaluation of contribution to group discussions, module projects and research thesis.

Application date

1 year, full-time, in-service; 2 years, part-time.

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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