Course Overview

The Discipline of Surgery provides a facility for medical students and surgical personnel wishing to undertake clinical and translational research postgraduate courses. Our staff are a committed and enthusiastic team of clinicians, researchers and educators. Our vision is to equip doctors with a practical academic and research skillset as a foundation for further surgical training and translational research.

The Surgical Research Laboratory is located in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research on the campus of University Hospital Galway. The research team works closely with Saolta clinical colleagues, academic researchers in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and national and international collaborators.

The Discipline offers supervision in several speciality areas, e.g., cancer, vascular, orthopaedics. To pursue a research degree, potential candidates should first discuss the matter with a relevant academic member of staff.

Programmes Available

PhD (Surgery), full-time   
PhD (Surgery), part-time    
MCh (Surgery), full-time
MCh (Surgery), part-time
MD (Surgery), full-time    
MD (Surgery), part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Associated

Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

MD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in Medicine from NUI Galway or possess qualification deemed to be equivalent. Candidates shall be eligible to register onto the MD programme, three years after obtaining the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine. The application will also require support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

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Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Breast cancer

  • Population genetics
  • Molecular profiling
  • Role of stem cells in metastasis
  • Mestastatis prevention
  • Early detection


Colorectal cancer

  • Molecular profiling
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ischaemia/Reperfusion
  • Wound healing


Cardiovascular

  • Stem cells in arthritis (with REMEDI)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

Extra Information

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.

Contact Us

Ms Grace Clarke
T: +353 91 544 203
E: grace.clarke@nuigalway.ie

Downloads

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2019

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 PDF (12.6MB)