NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Medicine College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Master’s DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time. NUMBER OF PLACES: 25 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MCH3, full-time; 1MCH1, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.


Your Course The degree in Surgery (MCh) is designed to enhance the academic and professional development of surgical trainees and to improve patient safety. Running parallel with the Basic Surgical Training Scheme (BST), this programme will provide surgical trainees with the academic and scientific research skills needed for progression to higher surgical training schemes and academic surgery. The programme consists of six innovative modules and a research thesis designed around the two core learning outcomes of the MCh—the surgeon as a scholar and the surgeon as an advocate for patient safety. The modules (60 ECTS) include: Informatics, Research Methods, Biostatistics, Translational Research, Patient Safety and Human Factors, Surgical Education, and a research thesis (30 ECTS). The topic of the thesis will be chosen by the professor of surgery in consultation with the candidate and their surgical tutor. With all candidates working full-time, the programme modules are delivered using flexible, interactive and modern learning methodologies, with workshops scheduled for weekends. The MCh may be taken part- time over two years, or full-time over one year. Career Opportunities Graduates will provide evidence-based practice and research in the field of surgery. Upgraded knowledge, skills and attitudes add a new dimension to day-to-day care of patients in need of surgical procedures. Minimum Entry Requirements Successful candidates will hold a primary degree in medicine and be conferred with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics. Successful candidates should be registered with the Irish Medical Council. Competence in English- language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required. FIND OUT MORE AT:

CONTACT Professor Michael Kerin T: +353 91 524 390 E:


1. MCh students learn in a highly interactive environment and are involved in the creation of surgical scenarios using high-fidelity simulation. 2. Progression opportunities: The combination of professional surgical training and research output will appeal to graduates intending to apply for Higher Surgical Training (HST) schemes in surgery or similar medical specialities. 3. Shortlisted previously for a national Postgraduate Course of the Year (Health Sciences) Award.

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