Welcome to CoMH Graduate Studies


Welcome from Professor Yvonne Nolan, Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies



I am delighted to welcome you to the Graduate Studies website of the College of Medicine and Health (CoMH).  If you are a current or prospective graduate student, you will find relevant information on this site.  

The Mission for Graduate Studies in CoMH


The Graduate Student Research Experience in CoMH

The Graduate Studies team in the CoMH is committed to facilitating the highest quality experience for our graduate research students. A Student-Centred culture is promoted such that graduate research students are valued as emerging healthcare or health sciences professionals. Lifelong and Life-wide learning for professional development is enabled through transferrable skills training modules, workshops, digital badge microcredentials and mentoring in line with the Irish University Association Graduate Skill’s statement. Particular attention is given to the professional and holistic development of graduates. Supervisor support and training is also provided to underpin the high quality of research supervision for our research students. Shared responsibility and respect are central to the supervisor-student relationship. Overall, we are committed to the supporting our students to achieve and succeed in whatever area of education or research they are pursuing, including translation of learning into their work lives, and advancing their careers.


Where are Graduate Research Students hosted?

I invite you to explore the research activities in the CoMH, which is hosted in the six Schools and in our world-leading Research Centres/Institutes.

Schools (with Departments):

Clinical Therapies (Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Physiotherapy)


Medicine (Anatomy & Neuroscience, General Practice, Medical Education, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Child Health, Pathology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Psychiatry, Physiology, Surgery)

Nursing and Midwifery


Public Health

Research Institutes and Centres:

The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)

APC Microbiome Ireland

Oral Health Services Research Centre

Cancer Research


Centre for Gerontology & Rehabilitation

HRB Centre for Health & Diet Research

Cork Neuroscience Centre


Who supports Graduate Students on the research journey?

As a graduate student in the CoMH you will be part of a vibrant scholarly community.

As well as the supervisory team, who are responsible for the overall direction of the graduate student’s research, committee groups are active in supporting graduate education.

1. The CoMH Graduate Committee has representation from the Schools and research Centres. We develop and implement activities for an optimal student experience in graduate education and provide strategic oversight of graduate education in the CoMH.

2. An active Postgraduate Student Committee is the voice of the graduate community. Students on the committee liaise with and listen to students in their Centre/School, organize social and academic events and lead initiatives important to the graduate student body.

If you are a current student or thinking about studying with us, I encourage you to avail of all the academic support and recreational resources provided for you. Enjoy the journey!

College of Medicine & Health Graduate Studies

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