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Welcome to Postgraduate Education

Trinity College School of Medicine is an international leader in postgraduate education. The School provides a vibrant environment for postgraduate study, and currently has over 400 registered postgraduate students. The School offers 20 taught MSc/Diploma programmes spanning a broad spectrum of medical and scientific disciplines, and research students work towards the degrees of PhD, MSc, MD or MCh.

Research activities within the School are focused in five major thematic areas, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Human Performance & Physical Medicine, Population Health, and Integrative Medicine and Surgery, and research is conducted in state of the art facilities on the main Trinity campus, and in our affiliated teaching hospitals.  There is a major emphasis on Translational Research in the School, where research discoveries made in the laboratory can be advanced to a clinical setting to benefit human health.

Postgraduate activities within the School are co-ordinated by the School of Research & Postgraduate Education in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences in St. James's Hospital.

School of Medicine, Postgraduate Teaching and Learning Committee PTLC

The membership of PTLC is a drawn from many disciplines in our school and is thus reflective of the rich diversity of education and research within TCD Medicine. The committee is focused on improving the postgraduate teaching and learning experience in our School, be it in postgraduate taught courses or for our postgraduate research students. Applications for prospective MD are also considered by the committee.

The PTLC meets on the third Tuesday of most months.

Prof. Kumlesh Dev (Chair)
Prof. Lina Zgaga
Prof. Roman Romero Ortuno
Prof. Denis Barry
Prof. Derek Doherty
Prof. Dermot O’Toole
Prof. Joanne Lysaght
Prof. Julie Broderick
Prof. Julie Renwick
Prof. Laura Mullaney
Megan Kennedy
Prof. Ross McManus
Prof. Patrick Walsh
Prof. Jacintha O’Sullivan

Director, PGTL
Associate Director, PhD Studies
Associate Director, MD Studies
Associate Director, Fellowships
Clinical Medicine
Clinical Microbiology
Radiation Therapy
PhD Student Rep
Clinical Medicine
Clinical Medicine

Contact details

The School of Research and Postgraduate Education,
Old Stone Building,
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8
Tel: + 353 1 896 3556/3557; Fax: + 353 1 473 6978; E-mail: