Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Master of Surgery (MCh) by Module

The Master of Surgery (MCh) by module is open to all surgical specialties.

The MCh by module is the first in Ireland to incorporate a taught component in addition to the research dissertation. Modules are designed to equip trainees with a versatile skill set that will help them better meet the demands of higher surgical training. The programme’s multidisciplinary structure will enable participants to build an understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities facing surgical professionals in the greater context of healthcare.

The programme is supported and enabled by multiple departments within RCSI, including:

The collaboration and innovation that led to the development of this programme make it a viable postgraduate option for all surgical trainees and also medical graduates planning a surgical career. The Programme is available either before, during or on completion of a training programme. All modules are stand alone. Students can now enrol for the one year or two year programme.

 

Entry requirements and current fee structure

Entry requirements
One-year (full-time)

 

  • Candidates must hold the degree of MB/BCh/BAO or equivalent Medical Degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council or any other EU medical regulatory registration body. A period of not less than three years must have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained the above degrees, not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science before the degree can be awarded.
  • Candidates must possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.
  • Candidates must be registered with the Irish Medical Council.
  • Candidates must not be full-time employment.

 

Two-year (part-time)  

 

  • Candidates are required to have obtained the degrees of MB/BCh/BAO or equivalent primary medical degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council. A period of not less than three years must have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained the above degrees, not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science before the degree can be awarded.
  • Candidates must possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.
  • Candidates must be on or eligible to be on the General Register or the Trainee Specialist Register.

 

The programme will run from August to mid-July, allowing the return to clinical jobs for July.

 Current Programme fees (Please note that these fees are subject to annual review)
 One-year Programme
  • EU residents: €5,990+ €45 NUI fee 
  • Non-EU residents: €11980, + €45 NUI fee
 Two-year Programme
  • EU resident: €8150 (year 1: €4900; year 2: €3,250) + €45 NUI fee per year.  
  • Non-EU residents: €12,225 (year 1: €7500; year 2: €4,675) + €45 NUI fee per year.


Current programme structure

The one-year full-time MCh requires the completion of 90 ECTS credits based on taught modules and a research dissertation.  Students will complete the taught modules in the first part of the programme while preparing a research protocol for the dissertation in the second part of the programme. 

The two-year programme requires the completion of 90 ECTS credits based on taught modules and research dissertation. Students will complete the taught modules in the first year of the programme. In the second year, students will prepare their research protocol and complete their dissertation

Taught modules include: 

  • Research methods: Protocol development, design and analysis
  • Medical device design and development
  • Healthcare ethics, law and clinical research
  • Surgery in developing countries
  • Leading and managing your organisation/service

Students must also complete a research dissertation in the specialty of their choice. 

Start date

The programme will run from August to mid-July, allowing the return to clinical jobs for July. 

Application procedure

  Apply now for the one-year programme                      Apply now for the two-year programme

Please note: Applications will open on 13 February 2017

Applications must be received on or before Sunday, 30 April 2017.

Enquiries  

Administrator: Ms Emer Pyke, emerpyke@rcsi.ie 

Tel: 01 402 2701 

Programme Director: Professor John M. O’Byrne