Each unique Masters in Surgery (MCh) project is carried out over a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years (full-time).
Within this time you will be guided through your research project with the support of your supervisors and the RCSI School of Postgraduate Studies.
Develop your skills as a researcher at RCSI
You will have a range of resources, research development opportunities and training at your disposal during your MCh, including:
• Core and optional modules as part of our Professional Certificate in Research Practices. All MCh scholars are expected to complete Research Ethics and Integrity (PC04) core module as part of their degree.
• Access to the Opens in new window Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which allows you to map your competencies, identify areas for improvement and develop transferable skills
• Dissemination of your research. The perfect starting point for this is our Opens in new windowannual Research Day; apply for a poster or oral presentation and practice key presenting and communication skills.
• Dedicated write-up space in our Postgraduate Suite in our new Library.
1. Project proposal
With the help of your supervisors, you will submit a comprehensive project proposal when applying to RCSI. This will help you to form a solid plan and kick-start your research.
2. Research development
Participate in any one of the modules on offer as part of the Professional Certificate in Research Practice modules during the year.
3. Submit your thesis
One external examiner and one internal examiner will assess your thesis. Submit corrections.
If the thesis is deemed of sufficient quality, you will be conferring with an RCSI degree in your chosen field.