The Masters in Surgery (MCh) programme is designed to enhance the academic and professional development of surgical trainees by improving the level of scientific appreciation for evidence-based clinical practice.
The programme provides surgical trainees with the academic and scientific research skills needed for progression to higher surgical training schemes, academic surgery, and surgical research. The MCh may be taken part time over 2 years, or 1 year full time (12 months).
The programme (90 ECTS) consists of 6 taught modules (60 ECTS) and a research thesis (30 ECTS).
The modules include Informatics, Research Methods, Biostatistics, Surgical Lab Skills, Medical Education, Patient Safety in the Surgical Environment, and a Research Thesis. Modules are delivered via distance learning with supported workshops.
Successful candidates will hold a primary degree in Medicine. Competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required. Interviews may apply.
We welcome international candidates subject to normal entry criteria. For more information on student life in Galway see the international student page.
Fees are applicable to this programme, and are subject to change annually. The current fees are €5,345 per year of programme for EU candidates. International fees are €13,750.
Masters in Surgery (MCh) graduates have progressed their surgical career in specialist training schemes as well as pursuing Ph.D and MD studies at institutions in Ireland and abroad.
the programme director
Professor Michael Kerin
'This programme/Masters is beneficial to anyone hoping to pursue a career in surgery. It will help the surgical trainee to gain an understanding of the statistical and laboratory methods routinely used in translating research to everyday clinical decision making.'
Dr. Ailbhe McDermott - Surgical Trainee
If you have any queries regarding this programme please contact us.
Dr Micheál Newell, Discipline of Surgery, Clinical Science Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway Ireland