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School of Postgraduate Studies

The School of Postgraduate Studies is the conduit for 4th level education at RCSI. The School oversees higher degrees (PhDMDMCh and MSc) by research, postdoctoral training and workshops for supervisors and thesis examiners. It also oversees taught Masters programmes within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

We strive to ensure that all these activities are carried out to the highest standards and that appropriate codes of practice are followed. The School of Postgraduate Studies assists postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to become fully incorporated into life at RCSI and that they are afforded an optimum environment for personal, scholarly and career development.

The School aims to enhance the quality of all aspects of the postgraduate and postdoctoral experience, both academic and social. We are delighted to work with the Postgraduate Students Union, which promotes peer interaction through organised activities and meetings.

Many specific questions about postgraduate and postdoctoral training are answered in the documents and information on our web pages. If you have any further questions not answered there please we would be delighted to hear from you at

Professor Niamh Moran BSc PhD 
Head of School

Brazilian PhD students sharing their experiences on living in Ireland and studying in RCSI

Aglecia Budri is a first year student doing a PhD under the supervision of Prof Zena Moore and Dr Declan Patton (RCSI School of Nursing). Paulo Eduardo Budri is a second year student doing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes (RCSI Department of Clinical Microbiology).