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Research - MCh

MCh by Research
In order to register for an MCh at RCSI, candidates must have obtained the degrees of MB BCh BAO, and completed at least 1 year of internship. Candidates must carry out research over a period of not less than one year.

Candidates must have an RCSI supervisor with whom they have agreed the topic for their thesis and the logistical details for their candidature, for example start date, location for initial research training and so on.

Candidates pay fees each year until they submit their thesis. All MCh candidates complete a written thesis on their project which is submitted to one external examiner and one internal examiner for examination.

Following the recommendation of the examiners, the MCh degree may be awarded.


An MCh requires candidates to attend and carry out research under appropriate RCSI supervision for a minimum of one year full-time.

Application date

Please read the guidelines for application and apply online.

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