The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 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):
OG6001 Basic Obstetrics (10 credits)
OG6002 Maternal Medicine (10 credits)
OG6003 Fetal Medicine (10 credits)
On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics.
Modules (30 credits):
OG6005 Basic Gynaecology (10 credits)
OG6006 General Gynaecology (10 credits)
OG6007 Specialty Gynaecology (10 credits)
On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Gynaecology.
OG004 Research (30 credits)
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.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here
Course Code: CKX12 Part-time
Course Title: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 4,105 per academic year.
2017 Entry Requirements: Primary medical degree approved by the course committee, hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland, be employed by an approved hospital and have a letter of consent from your place of employment before registration.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: September 2017
Lectures, directed study, workshops, courses, research project, assessments, developing clinical skills
The course is marked by continuous assessment of attendance, clinical logbook tasks, assignments and end-of-module assessments. In addition, there is an end-of-year, three-hour Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of each module from the year.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from hereSupplementaryQuestionsckx12 (77kB)
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway
Further Contact Information
Postgraduate Education Coordinator
T: +353 (0)21 420 5020