Within the time spent in the Doctor of Philosophy (Dublin) from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland you will be guided through your research project with the support of your supervisors and the RCSI School of Postgraduate Studies.
Develop your skills as a researcher at RCSI
You will have a range of resources, research development opportunities and training at your disposal during your PhD, including:
- Four core modules as part of our Professional Certificate in Research Practice
- Access to the Opens in Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which allows you to map your competencies, identify areas for improvement and develop transferable skills
- International placements – we have a competitive award for those without funding who can apply for three-month international secondment award (RCSI-funded).
- Dissemination of your research. The perfect starting point for this is our Opens in annual Research Day; apply for a poster or oral presentation and practice key presenting and communication skills.
- Dedicated write-up space in our Postgraduate Suite in our new Library.
Your postgraduate degree at RCSI builds skills, expertise and specialist knowledge in your chosen field, in preparation for career pathways across many employment sectors including higher education, health, and industry and entrepreneurial roles.
Your degree will equip you with a transferable skill-set that is highly valued by employers particularly for problem-solving, critical reasoning, thinking in-depth along with the ability to project manage and evidence of a range of ‘soft’ skills, like communication and collaboration.As a graduate of RCSI, you join a community of over 17,000 alumni worldwide.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Project proposal
- Research development
- Annual progress review
- Submit your thesis
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Educational Research
To be considered eligible for the programme, you must:Have an upper second class (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or;
MB/BAO/BCh degrees or;
- An MSc degree in a relevant subject.
- Have an RCSI supervisor with whom you have agreed the topic of your thesis and the logistical details for your candidature (e.g. start date, location for initial research training etc.).
International14350 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14350 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
EU/EEA7400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7400 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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