Master in Medical Science (Endovascular Surgery)

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences

Course overview

These programmes of study combine specialist endovascular surgical training with evidence-based medical research skills. Specialist endovascular training is provided under the guidance of vascular surgeons from the Western Vascular Institute. The curriculum is taught through hands-on, supervised training, and supervised sessions in the endovascular surgery teaching lab, and weekly scheduled educational meetings.

Candidates will apply knowledge and skills to search for and critically appraise scientific evidence to answer researchable clinical questions, to submit a research proposal and to complete this proposal through a research thesis in endovascular surgery.

An approved research protocol is the outcome of the first year (Diploma) and leads to a final research thesis about a scientific topic of your own interest during the second year (Masters). "What you learn today is of use tomorrow" is our motto.


Special Features

The programme is provided with support from the Western Vascular Institute. is will provide candidates with hands-on supervised training and supervised sessions in endovascular surgery teaching labs.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants must be qualified and registered medical physicians/surgeons, and enrolled on the Endovascular Training programme of Western Vascular Institute or a programme deemed to be equivalent. 

Competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Masters applicants must in addition to these requirements have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Science (Health Informatics) or a comparable award deemed by the School of Medicine to satisfy these requirements.

Duration: 1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 60

Average intake: 10

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

Specialist surgical training combined with six research modules—one year.

Informatics modules are offered in block released courses of one week duration, delivered via a blend of face-to-face teaching and enquiry based learning. Distance learning is encouraged through online course materials available via the University's Blackboard website.

Modules, Year 1, Semester 1

  • Finding the Needle in the I-stack (E-resources) 
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics 
  • From Popper to Proposal (research methods)

Modules, Year 1, Semester 2

  • Searching the Internet (Advanced Level) 
  • Research Methods (Advanced Level) 
  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Deadline for Final Research Proposal

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

Find out more

Dr. Thomas Kropmans
T +353 91 495 478

PAC code

GYM69 (full-time)
GYM70 (part-time)

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €4,845 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €4,621 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16