Candidates should be medically qualified (MB, BCh, BAO
or equivalent from a recognised medical school), be
registered with the Medical Council of Ireland (or equivalent
overseas regulatory body) and should be at least 2 years
post registration. In addition each candidate will attend for
interview to determine suitability for the course. The course
will be run mainly in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
St. James Hospital, Dublin 8.
Applications are made online at:
Months of entry
This Masters in Medicine course is offered to medical
graduates in training who wish to develop their research
skills, broaden their research interests, and develop advanced
knowledge in selected areas of clinical and scientific practice.
The course syllabus and curriculum have been developed
following consultation with medical trainees in Ireland in
order to ensure that the course fulfils their needs in terms of
higher medical training at national and international level.
The aim of the course is to provide advanced training in key
domains of excellence relevant to modern medical practice for
all students while also providing specialist knowledge relevant
to their individual chosen career pathways.
Students will be required to complete twelve taught modules
(5 ECTS each) as follows:
Six core modules (in year 1): Professional and Ethical Practice
of Medicine; Research Skills I; Research Skills II; Health
Services Management; Health Informatics and Patient Safety
for Clinical Specialists.
Six optional modules (year 2) from either Molecular and
Translational Medicine (strand A): Cellular Biology and
Cell signalling Mechanisms; Introduction to Genetics
and Molecular Biology; Molecular oncology; Molecular
Mechanisms of Human disease I and II; Laboratory skills for
clinical specialists; Clinical skills for clinical specialists
or Population Health and Health Implementation (Strand B):
Public Health for Clinical Specialists; Global Health for Clinical
Specialists; Teaching and Learning for Clinical Specialists;
Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, and Drug
Safety 56; Clinical skills for clinical specialists and Developing
and prescribing medicines in special populations
Students will also be required to submit a dissertation (30 ECTS)
based on an original research/ laboratory-based project at the
end of the first / second year (full time / part time option).
Information for international students