24 months
4000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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The MSc in Medical Science from the Atlantic Technological University is focused on Medical Scientists aiming to enhance their careers in research and advanced clinical (or professional) practice, supporting careers. 


The MSc in Medical Science from the Atlantic Technological University aims to address the future skills and competences requirement of the health workforce in response to an aging population, increases in the number of people living with chronic diseases and the greater demand for higher quality and more personalised care.

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.

Job Opportunities

Data collated from the consultation process expect graduates to fill roles in:

  • Chief Medical Scientist

  • Laboratory Manager

  • Senior Medical Scientist

  • Specialist Scientist

  • Senior Scientist

Stakeholders have also indicated the proposed MSc in Medical Science would qualify people for leadership roles in R&D outside the medical science profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Practice in Transfusion and Transplantation Science 

  • Advanced Clinical Chemistry 

  • Advanced Clinical Laboratory Haematology 

  • Advanced Clinical Microbiology and Infection 

  • Clinical Immunology, Global Infections, and Therapeutics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • H2.2 Bachelor degree at level 8 in Medical Science or equivalent. Learners enrolled must be practicing medical scientists (CORU registered) in a clinical setting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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