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The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master’s course will also provide structured research opportunities. The course incorporates taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.
You will take 90 credits as follows: three 10-credit modules in year 1 and three 10-credit modules in year 2, with a research dissertation of 30 credits.
(Year 1 may be Obstetrics or Gynaecology, depending on the year of intake)
Modules (30 credits):
On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics.
Modules (30 credits):
On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Gynaecology.
On completion of the total 60 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or you can complete a research project and submit a minor thesis to be conferred with the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Prospective students should:
have a primary Medical degree approved by the Programme Committee
hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland
be employed by an approved hospital and must have a letter of consent from the hospital of employment before registration
provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5.
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