M.Sc. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

University College Cork

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Application deadline: July 31 (EU); May 31 (Non EU)
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,105 / Year (EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The aim of the programme is to provide postgraduate education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for clinical students (medical graduates), to enhance their academic understanding of the specialty and to provide thorough clinical training. The Masters programme will also provide structured research opportunities.

The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a two-year cyclical part-time programme with an annual intake, comprising of 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.

On completion of the MSc students will be expected to have a sound knowledge and comprehension of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including the scientific foundation of the specialty, management of clinical problems and practical procedures. In addition, the programme will develop students evaluative, problem solving and critical thinking skills, to enable them to apply this knowledge and deliver a high quality service to their patients. Finally, the programme will stimulate students to undertake research and evidence based practice.


The programme runs cyclically over two years, with an annual intake. Year 1 may be Obstetrics OR Gynaecology, depending on the year of intake. Students 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
Students take 30 credits as follows:

* OG6001 Basic Obstetrics (10 credits)

* OG6002 Maternal Medicine (10 credits)

* OG6003 Fetal Medicine (10 credits)

Upon completion of the above 30 credits students may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics.

Year 2
Students take 30 credits as follows:

* OG6101 Basic Gynaecology (10 credits)

* OG6102 General Gynaecology (10 credits)

* OG6103 Specialty Gynaecology (10 credits)

Upon completion of the above 30 credits students may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Gynaecology.

Upon completion of the above 60 credits (Year 1 and Year 2) students may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or may complete a research project and submit a minor thesis (OG Research, 30 credits) to be conferred with the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Prospective students must:-

· 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

English Language Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent

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English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

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