Our undergraduate medical programme delivers a systems based curriculum which is horizontally and vertically integrated.
Individual credit-bearing modules cover learning outcomes relevant to the scientific basis of medicine, patient assessment and clinical management. Students enjoy early patient contact opportunities which help them to develop the required communication and practical clinical skills. The modern, externally accredited, programme is triphasic; Phase 1 comprises Foundation Year (6 year programme only) and Year 1. Phase 2 includes Year 2 and Year 3. The final two years of the programme constitute the 3rd phase which leads to the level 8 award of the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (MB), of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO). As students gain experience, they assume greater responsibility and undertake clinical placement rotations in a network of affiliated hospitals in the North and North West (Saolta Hospital Group). In addition students are exposed to the delivery of primary care in a variety of community settings.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
5 or 6 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- As students gain experience, they assume greater responsibility and undertake clinical placement rotations in a network of affiliated hospitals in the North and North West (Saolta Hospital Group).
- Graduates from this programme will find employment in: Primary Care, Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Defence Forces
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
A- Levels: AAA minimum with Chemistry and at least one other Science subject.
IB Diploma: 36 IB Points with Chemistry and at least one other Science subject
Other qualifications also considered. Contact our counselling team for further information
Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.
Medicine (8 year): Academically excellent students entering the medical programme have the opportunity to complete an embedded PhD degree through a period of dedicated research, so that after successful completion of a period of eight years, both the medical degree and PhD are conferred. Students of the medical programme who are interested in doing a PhD will undergo a rigorous selection process at the mid-point of their medical studies, which includes an assessment of their academic performance to date and an interview. Limited financial support is provided for the additional three years. The programme and the research themes are agreed at the commencement of the research.
Graduates from this programme will find employment in:
• Primary Care
• Public Hospitals
• Private Hospitals
• Defence Forces
• Education and research
• Community rehabilitation services
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Medical device companies
• Health insurance companies
• Medical journals
Work Placements: In partnership with HSE, and our regional hospitals, the School of Medicine assists in an Intern Placement Scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to ensure that medical graduates receive the appropriate training and experience to become registered physicians. We work hard to ensure that as many graduates as possible obtain 12 months placement in recognised intern posts.
Tuition Fee: Discounts are available to students entering through recognised NUIG partners. Contact our counsellors for more details.