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Medicine - Research

School Description:
The School has over two hundred research students pursuing MSc, PhD or MD degrees.
Research activities within the School of Medicine are focused in six major thematic areas, Cancer, Genetics, Infection and Immunity, Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences and Population Health.

Research is undertaken at our teaching hospitals including, St James's, the Trinity Centre at Tallaght University Hospital, and St Patrick's. There is a major emphasis on Translational Research in the School, where research discoveries made in the laboratory can be advanced to a clinical setting to benefit human health. Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, based at St James's, is a major centre for translational research. Research is also conducted in state of the art facilities at sites on the main Trinity campus including Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and Trinity College Institute for Neuroscience.

In addition, individual clinical and scientific disciplines can be found at this link.

Postgraduate activities within the School are co-ordinated by the School of Research & Postgraduate Education in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences in St. James's Hospital.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Further enquiries

Head of School (Interim) : Professor Michael Gill
Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Professor Stephen Smith
Telephone:+353-1-896 3557 / 3556
Fax:+353-1- 473 6978
Url: www.tcd.ie/medicine/education/courses/postgraduate/

School Administration
Old Stone Building,
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8

Research and Postgraduate School Administrator: Ms. Dara O'Mahony
Telephone: +353-1-896 3557
Email: omahoned@tcd.ie
Research and Postgraduate Executive Officer: Ms. Teresa Fox
Telephone: +353- 1-896 3556
Email: gradapps@tcd.ie

Comment

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing research.admissions@tcd.ie

Application date

Before You Apply

You are encouraged to read carefully the wide range of information about pursuing a higher degree by research at Trinity College Dublin provided by the Graduate Studies Office. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the specific regulations relating to higher degrees by research set out in the Trinity College Calendar Part III.

It is important to be aware that preference is generally given to students who want to work in areas of research in which a potential supervisor has an existing research interest. Please review the information on finding a supervisor and the research interests of our supervising faculty members.

When to Apply

You may apply at any point between the application being opened in the autumn and the closing deadline of 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisor capacity may be limited.

If you intend to study full-time and also intend applying for either Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships or Postgraduate Studentships you are required to submit your formal application for the Doctoral Programme no later than 30th April. These awards are highly competitive and you are advised to start preparing a high-quality application well in advance of this deadline.

If you envisage that your research will involve the collection and analysis of larger amounts of quantitative data you may wish to enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics. The closing date to apply for this course is 30th June.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our online application system. Go the the 'Application Weblink' below to choose the relevant degree and submit an application:

Please ensure that you provide all the documents required when making your online application. This must include:

•Two academic references;

•Academic transcripts which must be certified by the issuing body;

•A certified copy of degree certificate(s);

•A certified certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS);

•Your research proposal

Applicants who have already been successful during a research grant interview or screening process (e.g. IRCSET, IRCHSS, Funded Research Positions, etc.) should provide relevant details as part of the application process. The online application process is mandatory even if your funding has been secured.

There is an online application fee of €55.

If you encounter difficulties in filing the relevant documentation you should direct your query to the Research Admissions Office . Please note that applications that are deemed incomplete due to the absence of key supporting documents will not proceed to the Doctoral Programme Committee for review.

Once you have submitted an online application you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided when setting up your user account on the application system. The applicant portal will allow you to send and receive communications in respect of your application to Trinity College Dublin. You will be able to track the progress of your application at every stage of the admissions process, update your personal information, view decisions made on your application(s) and accept any offers you receive. For further information see: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Research areas

School Description:

The School has over two hundred research students pursuing MSc, PhD or MD degrees.

Research activities within the School of Medicine are focused in six major thematic areas, Cancer, Genetics, Infection and Immunity, Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences and Population Health.

Research is undertaken at our teaching hospitals including, St James's, the Trinity Centre at Tallaght University Hospital, and St Patrick's. There is a major emphasis on Translational Research in the School, where research discoveries made in the laboratory can be advanced to a clinical setting to benefit human health. Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, based at St James's, is a major centre for translational research. Research is also conducted in state of the art facilities at sites on the main Trinity campus including Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and Trinity College Institute for Neuroscience.

In addition, individual clinical and scientific disciplines can be found at this link.

Postgraduate activities within the School are co-ordinated by the School of Research & Postgraduate Education in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences in St. James's Hospital.

School Administration;
https://www.tcd.ie/medicine/education/courses/postgraduate/staff/

Old Stone Building, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8
Research and Postgraduate School Administrator: Ms. Dara O'Mahony
Telephone: +353-1-896 3557
Email: omahoned@tcd.ie
Research and Postgraduate Executive Officer: Ms. Teresa Fox
Telephone: +353- 1-896 3556
Email: gradapps@tcd.ie

Enrolment and start dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Medicine, Clinical Medicine
Doctor in Philosophy, Anatomy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Anatomy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Microbiology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Microbiology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Medicine (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Medicine (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Haematology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Haematology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Health Policy and Management (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Health Policy and Management (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Medical Gerontology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Medical Gerontology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Occupational Therapy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Occupational Therapy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Paediatrics (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Paediatrics (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Psychiatry (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Psychiatry (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiotherapy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiotherapy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public Health and Primary Care (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public Health and Primary Care (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Radiation Therapy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Radiation Therapy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Surgery (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Surgery (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Molecular Medicine (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Anatomy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Anatomy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Microbiology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Microbiology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Medicine (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Medicine (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Haematology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Haematology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Health Policy and Management (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Health Policy and Management (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Medical Gerontology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Medical Gerontology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Occupational Therapy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Occupational Therapy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Paediatrics (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Paediatrics (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Physiology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Physiology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Psychiatry (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Psychiatry (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Physiotherapy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Physiotherapy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Public Health and Primary Care (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Public Health and Primary Care (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Radiation Therapy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Radiation Therapy (Full-Time)
Neuroscience
Surgery (M.Ch.)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Medicine, Clinical Medicine
Doctor in Philosophy, Anatomy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Anatomy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Microbiology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Microbiology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Medicine (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Clinical Medicine (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Haematology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Haematology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Health Policy and Management (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Health Policy and Management (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Medical Gerontology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Medical Gerontology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Occupational Therapy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Occupational Therapy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Paediatrics (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Paediatrics (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Psychiatry (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Psychiatry (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiotherapy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Physiotherapy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public Health and Primary Care (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public Health and Primary Care (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Radiation Therapy (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Radiation Therapy (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Surgery (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Surgery (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Molecular Medicine (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Anatomy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Anatomy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Microbiology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Microbiology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Medicine (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Clinical Medicine (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Haematology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Haematology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Health Policy and Management (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Health Policy and Management (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Medical Gerontology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Medical Gerontology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Occupational Therapy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Occupational Therapy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Paediatrics (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Paediatrics (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Physiology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Physiology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Psychiatry (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Psychiatry (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Physiotherapy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Physiotherapy (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Public Health and Primary Care (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Public Health and Primary Care (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Radiation Therapy (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Radiation Therapy (Full-Time)
Neuroscience
Obstetrics (M.A.O.)
Surgery (M.Ch.)

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