Postgraduate
MSc Medical Science

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The Master’s in Medical Science is designed to enhance the academic and professional development of healthcare professionals by improving their level of scientific appreciation for evidence-based practice.

Candidates will complete core research modules as well as their chosen specialty module from one of the following:
• Database Development and Medical Informatics
• Musculoskeletal Medicine
• Exercise Physiology
• Patient Safety and Human Factors
In addition, candidates will work independently with the support of a supervisor to carry out an original piece of research relevant to their healthcare setting.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

10

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,200

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The Master’s in Medical Science is designed to enhance the academic and professional development of healthcare professionals by improving their level of scientific appreciation for evidence-based practice.
  • Our programmes are particularly suitable for people who wish to return to education but also have work commitments.
  • Graduates will find employment in a diverse range of fields of health and medical research, may progress to undertake an MD or PhD, and will improve their professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in daily practice (evidence-based healthcare).
  • The programme is taught on a shared learning educational model providing maximum interaction between the various disciplines with specialist tuition provided in your chosen subject.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally hold a primary degree in healthcare or medicine, or equivalent qualification. Competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.

English Requirements

Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


Graduates will find employment in a diverse range of fields of health and medical research, may progress to undertake an MD or PhD, and will improve their professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in daily practice (evidence-based healthcare).

Notes


Special Features: Our programmes are particularly suitable for people who wish to return to education but also have work commitments. All modules are delivered online via distance learning and are supported by dedicated workshops. The programme is taught on a shared learning educational model providing maximum interaction between the various disciplines with specialist tuition provided in your chosen subject. The structure, content, and flexible design has made this programme very attractive to healthcare professionals throughout Ireland.