About This Course
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2 years Part-time
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€4,105 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2)
See Fees and Costs for full details.
€4,105 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2)
See Requirements for full details.
Not on offer 2022/23
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
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 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2).
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
International Students can pay in two equal instalments once they have paid the appropriate deposit. The initial payment is due on registration and the balance usually by the end of January.
How can I pay?
You can pay by Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at email@example.com.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two 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 online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Professional Master of Education (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal 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 items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal 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