Taught course

Master in Medicine

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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 fulfills 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:

  • Professional and Ethical Practice of Medicine,
  • Research Skills I,
  • Research Skills II,
  • Health Services Management,
  • Health Informatics,
  • Patient Safety for Clinical Specialists.

Six optional modules 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, and
  • laboratory skills for clinical specialists
  • Clinical skills for clinical specialists


Population Health and Health Implementation (Strand B):

  • Public Health for Clinical Specialists,
  • Global Health for Clinical Specialists,
  • Teaching and Learning for Clinical Specialists,
  • Health Economics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology, and Drug Safety
  • Clinical skills for clinical specialists
  • Developing and prescribing medicines for 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).

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Mary Teeling
+353-1-896 2893