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The School of Medicine is responsible for the education and training of individuals who will play a major role in health care, including doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and radiation therapists. There are numerous opportunities for study at postgraduate level through the Research and Postgraduate School within Health Sciences.

The School of Medicine maintains its international leadership today in biomedical research and postgraduate education and was the first Faculty of Health Sciences in these islands. This interdisciplinary approach offers the potential to educate and train the full range of health care personnel in an integrated Faculty.

The Haughton Institute for Postgraduate Education and Training in the Health Sciences was launched in 1998, in order to support postgraduate education and research between the Faculty of Health Sciences and its teaching hospitals. This is an independent corporate body wholly owned by its three members – Trinity College, St. James’s Hospital and the Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin incorporating the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght. The institute works closely with the Health Sciences Research and Postgraduate School. The Health Sciences School of Research and Postgraduate Studies supports and coordinates research and graduate activity in the Faculty of Health Sciences including research centres, postgraduate taught programmes at postgraduate diploma and M.Sc. level, higher degrees by research and centres for interdisciplinary programmes.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold:

•at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country

•a fluent command of the English language

Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

All students undertaking a research degree are assigned to a single principal supervisor. The supervisor’s role is essentially that of an academic guide and mentor.

If you plan to carry out your degree by research, you are advised to contact the appropriate School with your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. You should initially consult the School website for further information.

Research students are placed either directly on the Ph.D. register or on the Masters register. Research students on the Masters register may then transfer to the Ph.D. register if their progress has been satisfactory. Such transfers usually occur during the second year of full-time study.

Further enquiries

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

Application date

Research Applications

No closing dates apply for application for higher degrees by research but there are only two registration periods (September and March). Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible prior to their chosen registration period as supervisory capacity may be limited.

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

Research areas

Research Programmes

The Graduate School continues to expand the number and range of its graduate courses. The School of Medicine is actively expanding its research activity at St. James’s and Tallaght, including the establishment of the Institute for Molecular Medicine to include the John Durkan Institute for Leukaemia Research, the Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre, and the Institute of Cardiovascular Science. Its objectives include harnessing the resources available to its members to facilitate the creation of vibrant and international activity in areas such as Postgraduate Education and Training, Management and Funding of Research and Service Development and Consultancy.

Any surplus income from these activities will endow work consistent with the Institute’s objectives in the College and Teaching Hospitals. The Institute will enable its members to be more effective in achieving excellence and provides the services necessary to facilitate, support and encourage staff in College and the Teaching Hospitals to achieve the objectives they share. These include: Education & Training; Management and Funding of research; service Development and consultancy; and teaching facilities.

Enrolment and start dates

March 2017 Entry

Doctor in Medicine, Clinical Medicine
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)
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
Neuroscience
Surgery (M.Ch.)

September 2017 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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