Medicine & Health - Research - PhD

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

PhD applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H1 (second class honours, grade 1) to apply.

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Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.

Further enquiries

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, call us on + 353 (0)21 490 2876 or email and we'll do our best to help.

Contact Details for Application Queries

Irish/EU applicants
Deirdre Daly
Graduate Studies Office
University College Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3241

International/non-EU applicants
International Office
University College Cork
Tel: +353 (0) 21 490 4745

Research areas

CKZ01 PhD (Dentistry) - Oral Health and Development (Full-Time)
CKZ02 PhD (Dentistry) - Oral Health and Development (Part-Time)
CKZ03 PhD (Medicine) - Medicine (Full-Time)
CKZ04 PhD (Medicine) - Medicine (Part-Time)
CKZ05 MD - Medicinie (Full-Time)
CKZ06 MD - Medicinie (Part-Time)
CKZ07 PhD (Medicine) - Pharmacy (Full-Time)
CKZ08 PhD (Medicine) - Pharmacy (Part-Time)
CKZ09 PhD Nursing (Full-Time)
CKZ10 PhD (Dentistry) - Dental Surgery (Full-Time)
CKZ11 PhD (Dentistry) - Dental Surgery (Part-Time)
CKZ12 PhD (Dentistry) - Restorative Dentistry (Full-Time)
CKZ13 PhD (Dentistry) - Restorative Dentistry (Part-Time)
CKZ14 PhD Nursing (Part-Time)
CKZ15 PhD (Medicine) - Anatomy (Full-Time)
CKZ16 PhD (Medicine) - Anatomy (Part-Time)
CKZ17 PhD (Medicine) - Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Full-Time)
CKZ18 PhD (Medicine) - Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Part-Time)
CKZ19 PhD (Medicine) - Epidemiology & Public Health (Full-Time)
CKZ20 PhD (Medicine) - Epidemiology & Public Health (Part-Time)
CKZ21 PhD (Medicine) - General Practice (Full-Time)
CKZ22 PhD (Medicine) - General Practice (Part-Time)
CKZ23 PhD (Medicine) - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Full-Time)
CKZ24 PhD (Medicine) - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Part-Time)
CKZ25 PhD (Medicine) - Paediatrics (Full-Time)
CKZ26 PhD ( Medicine) - Paediatrics (Part-Time)
CKZ27 PhD (Medicine) - Pathology (Full-Time)
CKZ28 PhD (Medicine) - Pathology (Part-Time)
CKZ29 PhD (Medicine) - Pharmacology (Full-Time)
CKZ30 PhD [Medicine] - Pharmacology (Part-Time)
CKZ31 PhD (Medicine) - Physiology (Full-Time)
CKZ32 PhD (Medicine) - Physiology (Part-Time)
CKZ33 PhD (Medicine) - Psychiatry (Full-Time)
CKZ34 PhD (Medicine) - Psychiatry (Part-Time)
CKZ35 PhD (Medicine) - Surgery (Full-Time)
CKZ36 PhD (Medicine) - Surgery (Part-Time)

CKZ61 DClinDent in Oral Surgery (Full-Time)
CKZ62 DClinDent in Orthodontics (Full-Time)
CKZ63 DOccT (Full-Time)
CKZ64 DOccT (Part-Time)
CKZ65 PhD (Pharmacy) - Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice (Full-Time)
CKZ66 PhD (Pharmacy) - Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice (Part-Time)
CKZ67 PhD (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Full-Time)
CKZ68 PhD (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Part-Time)
CKZ69 PhD (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutics (Full-Time)
CKZ70 PhD (Pharmacy) - Pharmaceutics (Part-Time)
CKZ71 PhD (Pharmacy) - Pharmacology (Full-Time)
CKZ72 PhD (Pharmacy) - Pharmacology (Part-Time)
CKZ73 PhD - Speech and Hearing Sciences (Full-Time)
CKZ74 PhD - Speech and Hearing Sciences (Part-Time)
CKZ75 PhD - Occupational Therapy (Full-Time)
CKZ76 PhD - Occupational Therapy (Part-Time) Apply

CKZ78 PhD (Medicine) (Structured Population and Health Services Research Education) (Full-Time)
CKZ79 PhD (Medicine) (Structured Population and Health Services Research Education) (Part-Time)
CKZ80 PhD (Clinical and Translational Research) (Full-Time)
CKZ81 PhD (Medicine) - Neuroscience (Full-Time)
CKZ82 PhD (Medicine) - Neuroscience (Part-Time)

CKZ88 PhD (Medicine) Health Professions Education (Full-Time)
CKZ89 PhD (Medicine) Physiotherapy (Full-Time)
CKZ90 PhD (Medicine) - Radiography (Full-Time)
CKZ91 PhD (Medicine) - Radiography (Part-Time)

CKZ95 PhD (Medicine) - Physiotherapy (Part-time)

CKH99 Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Full-time)

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