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Postgraduate Research

Funding is available from the RCSI StAR Programme for 5x MD Scholarships per year. 

PhD

A PhD requires candidates to attend and carry out research under appropriate RCSI supervision for a minimum of 3 years full time. More Information.


Structured PhD

Currently many RCSI postgraduates are enrolled on 4 year structured PhD programmes. These programmes include generic training components and an individual PhD thesis project. RCSI offers a range of structured programmes including the two HRB funded Scholar programmes. These programmes represent the ideal PhD training opportunity of structured and supported training in a multidisciplinary environment alongside other PhD candidates. More Information.


MD

An MD requires candidates, who have already obtained MB BCh BAO degrees, to attend and carry out research under appropriate RCSI supervision for a minimum of 2 years full time. More Information.


MCh

An MCh requires candidates to attend and carry out research under appropriate RCSI supervision for a minimum of one year full time. Applications to register are made through the School of Postgraduate Studies. More Information.


MSc by Research

An MSc requires candidates to attend and carry out research under appropriate RCSI supervision for a minimum of one year full time. An equivalent length of time is required for part-time MSc students. In order to register for an MSc at RCSI, candidates must have obtained at least a lower second class (2.2) honours degree in a relevant subject. More Information.


DMed and DSc by Publication

DMed and DSc by Publication Opportunities exist for DSc and DMed degrees by publication through the NUI. More Information.