About This Course
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2 years Part-time
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
EU Fees 2019
€4,105 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2)
See Fees and Costs for full details.
Non-EU Fees 2019
See Requirements for full details.
Not on offer 2020
Non-EU Closing Date
Not on offer 2020
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 speciality, 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
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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.
Who teaches this course
- Dr Keelin O’Donoghue: overall course coordinator and lecturer, OG6003 Fetal Medicine module coordinator and OG6004 research module coordinator
- Professor Richard Greene: OG6001 Basic Obstetrics module coordinator and lecturer
- Dr Mairead O’Riordan: OG6002 Maternal Medicine module coordinator and lecturer
- Dr Noirín Russell: OG6005 Basic Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
- Dr Cathy Burke: OG6006 General Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
- Dr Orfhlaith O'Sullivan: OG6007 Specialist Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
- Staff members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUMH and UCC
- Visiting lecturers – clinical and non-clinical
Why Choose This Course
Skills and Careers Information
Having completed all modules of the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, you will have a sound knowledge and comprehension of obstetrics and gynaecology, including the scientific foundation of the specialty, management of clinical problems and practical procedures. In addition, the course will develop your evaluative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, allowing you to apply this knowledge and deliver a high-quality service to your patients. The course also aims to enable you to undertake research and evidence-based practice.
Prospective students should:
- have a primary Medical degree approved by the Programme Committee
- hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland
- be employed by an approved hospital and must have a letter of consent from the hospital of employment before registration
- provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €4,105 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2).
The Non-EU fee for this course is €4,105.
If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
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 here SupplementaryQuestionsckx12
The closing date for non-EU applications is 31st JulyApply Now