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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 Aideen Long (Former Dean of Grad Studies) Clinical Medicine
Prof Aine Kelly Physiology
Mr Adam McDermott (PhD Student) Physiology
Prof Derek Doherty Immunology
Prof Dermot O'Toole Clinical Medicine
Prof Jacintha O'Sullivan Surgery
Prof Julie Broderick Physiotherapy
Prof Laure Marignol Radiotherapy
Prof Michelle Leech Radiotherapy
Prof Oral Sheils (Director TTMI) Histopathology
Prof Padraig Fallon Clinical Medicine
Prof Ross McManus Clinical Medicine
Prof Joanne Lysaght Clinical Medicine
Prof Stephen Smith Clinical Microbiology

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: