Master of Science in Medical Science
Applications will open in February for September intake. If you would like to register your interest in a course at ATU, please do so here
The MSc in Medical Science is focused on Medical Scientists aiming to enhance their careers in research and advanced clinical (or professional) practice, supporting careers. Learners will develop an in-depth knowledge of clinical and laboratory medicine and advanced skills to conduct independent research.
This programme is fully accredited by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM).
As part of the entry requirements to the programme all candidates must be CORU registered Medical Scientists and working in a Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory. As a result, CORU accreditation is not applicable for postgraduate programmes where the candidates are already registered with CORU through their CORU accredited undergraduate programmes.
The MSc will develop skills pertinent to the Medical Science profession through a suite of modules. The medical science practice is highly regulated with stringent guidelines on the legal, ethical, and quality standards pertaining to the clinical laboratory profession. To address this, students will be trained in Applied Quality Management for the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory and Clinical Operations Management.
Co-delivered by both practitioners and academic experts, the Masters programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach. The programme design team has placed a strong emphasis on work-based learning and the 3 semester long research project will be carried out in a hospital laboratory.
- Blended learning
- Project-based learning
- Team-Based Learning
- Self-Directed and Flexible Learning
- Industry speakers and Networking events
What to expect:
The programme has been designed for people in full-time employment. Lectures and tutorials will be delivered live on-line and will be recorded, available through ATUs learning platform Moodle.
The department will be running on-site medical technologies networking events in semester 2 and students enrolled on the MSc in Medical Science are welcome to attend.
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Galway City, Dublin Road
Method of Delivery
Mode of Study
€8,000 for 2023/24 academic year. Fees may be subject to change for 2024/25 academic year.