Top
City scape

Surgery - Research

Course overview
The Discipline of Surgery provides a facility for medical students and surgical personnel wishing to undertake clinical and translational research postgraduate courses. Our staff are a committed and enthusiastic team of clinicians, researchers and educators. Our vision is to equip doctors with a practical academic and research skillset as a foundation for further surgical training and translational research.

The Surgical Research Laboratory is located in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research on the campus of University Hospital Galway. The research team works closely with Saolta clinical colleagues, academic researchers in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and national and international collaborators.

The Discipline offers supervision in several speciality areas, e.g., cancer, vascular, orthopaedics. To pursue a research degree, potential candidates should first discuss the matter with a relevant academic member of staff.

Entry requirements

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

MD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in Medicine from NUI Galway or possess qualification deemed to be equivalent. Candidates shall be eligible to register onto the MD programme, three years after obtaining the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine. The application will also require support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Duration

Course Code: PhD (full-time) 1PM1; PhD (part-time) 1PM2; MCh (full-time) 1CH1; MCh (part-time) 1CH2; MD (full-time) 1MD1; MD (part-time) 1MD2

PhD (Surgery), full-time
PhD (Surgery), part-time
MCh (Surgery), full-time
MCh (Surgery), part-time
MD (Surgery), full-time
MD (Surgery), part-time

Further enquiries

Ms Grace Clarke
T: +353 91 544 203
E: grace.clarke@nuigalway.ie

Application date

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

Research areas

Research Areas

Breast cancer
Population genetics
Molecular profiling
Role of stem cells in metastasis
Mestastatis prevention
Early detection

Colorectal cancer
Molecular profiling
Orthopaedic surgery
Ischaemia/Reperfusion
Wound healing

Cardiovascular
Stem cells in arthritis (with REMEDI)
Hyperbaric oxygen

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!