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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

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

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

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.

Prior To Submitting An Electronic Application, All Applicants Should Ensure That They Have Met The Specific Programme Requirements Laid Down By Trinity Business School.

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

Enrolment and start dates

March 2019 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 2019 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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