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Medicine & Medical Science (X213)
A candidate who has obtained the Degrees of MB BCh BAO from the National University of Ireland or Licentiates of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shall be eligible to obtain the Degree of MAO.

Medicine & Medical Science (X224)
A candidate who has obtained the Degrees of MB BCh BAO from the National University of Ireland or Licentiates of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shall be eligible to obtain the Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh).

Graduate Research
Excellence in Translational Research
Research training is now a prerequisite for many medical and scientific careers. We offer graduates the opportunity to pursue a research degree in a multidisciplinary translational environment focused on increasing knowledge on the prevention and treatment of human disease.

Be Part of Ireland's Most Expansive Medical Network
Graduate students carry out original research under the supervision of established researchers associated with the School from the UCD Conway Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science, the Centre for Research in Infectious Disease (both based on the Belfield Campus) and the School’s major teaching hospitals including St Vincent’s University Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Children's University Hospital (Temple St), Our Lady's Children’s Hospital (Crumlin) and the Coombe Women's & Infants' University Hospital, and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.

Entry requirements

Regulations
1. The candidate shall apply to the School of Medicine & Medical Science for permission to present for the Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh) by thesis at least twelve months before presenting the thesis for examination.

2. The application, which should be in triplicate, should be accompanied by:
A detailed outline of the proposed area of research and its aims
Details of experience in the subject chosen

Information on the facilities available for carrying out the research and the methods to be used

A statement from the Head of the School in which the work is to be carried out, or from an appropriate referee, as to the applicant's suitability to undertake the work and to confirm that the research has been approved by the appropriate body.

Candidates may not submit proposals based on research previously used to gain membership of a College.

The candidate must present a thesis for research work carried out in the area of Surgery in the University under the direction of the Professors of Surgery. The minimum time required in the conduct of the research should be equivalent to at least one year's full-time research. The School of Medicine & Medical Science may approve of the work being carried out elsewhere.

Candidates are required to be registered with the University and pay the appropriate fee.

The following further conditions for the award of the degree must be fulfilled:
The thesis shall embody original observations on the subject chosen and shall contain material that in the opinion of the examiners will ordinarily be suitable for publication in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals.

Candidates must produce evidence of having been involved in carrying out research work over a period equivalent to one year's full-time research before lodging the thesis for examination.

If the work is conducted elsewhere than in the Surgery Unit of the School in the University, the candidate shall supply a statement from the Head of the School, or from an appropriate referee, indicating that the material in the thesis is the result of the candidate's personal effort when the thesis is being lodged for examination.

Excellence in the standard of presentation is required and the recommendations concerning presentation must be adhered to.
Candidates shall advise the School of Medicine & Medical Science of their intention to lodge the thesis approximately six months in advance of submission. A brief summary of the work should also be supplied.

A thesis may not be lodged for examination until a period of at least twelve months has elapsed from the date of School approval and registration with the University.

Four copies of the thesis must be lodged in the Examinations Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Judgement will be made as soon as possible.

The candidate may be required to satisfy the examiners in an
oral examination on the subject matter of the thesis.

Duration

2 years full-time

Further enquiries

For all general / public queries please contact:
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6603
F: + 353 1 716 6652
E: school.medicine@ucd.ie

Application Form: [MCh Application 2015_6] please return to:

UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
C001 Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Telephone +353 1 716 6585/ 6600
E-mail: medicine.research@ucd.ie

Application date

For September Registration: Application deadline is 30th August

For January Registration: Application deadline is 30th December

For May Registration: Application deadline is 30th April

Please feel free to contact us should you require further information.

Research areas

Flexible, Lab & Patient-Focused Research Programmes

Projects range from laboratory-based research in molecular medicine and cellular biology to patient-focused studies on the impact and treatment of disease.

Further education and skills development programmes are available to all research students through programmes in the School, the UCD Conway Institute and Molecular Medicine Ireland. Students also have the opportunity to hear from and interact with national and international experts at research seminars hosted by the School and the UCD Conway Institute.

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