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Postgraduate Study

Studying at postgraduate level offers students excellent opportunities to develop as leaders in their chosen field, to pursue a variety of careers and to take advantage of career-enhancing mobility and progression. At RCSI we offer two types of postgraduate course:


1. Higher degree by research including doctoral degrees (3-year or 4-year PhD, 2-year MD), Masters in Surgery (1-year MCh) and Masters in Science by Research (1-year MSc). Please click here for further details. The timings stated here are for full time study, equivalent lengths of time for part-time study will apply.


2. Taught Masters courses - these are often aimed at people employed within particular healthcare professions and are usually completed part-time over two years. Please click here for further details.


We invite you to familiarise yourself with the entry requirements for the postgraduate course in which you are interested by following the links on these web pages. If you have any questions about a specific course that are not answered here, please contact us at postgraduateschool@rcsi.ie stating the name of the postgraduate course and your particular enquiry.