Dean of Medicine: Prof Patrick Murray
UCD Medicine Degree Courses
From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD School of Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-class curriculum and an unrivalled calendar of social and extracurricular activities.
Why UCD Medicine?
As a UCD medical student, you will experience a modern, internationally recognised curriculum that introduces patient contact and clinical skills at an early stage. Our modular programmes combine lectures and seminars from leading academics and practitioners, patient led learning and clinically based real-world education at Ireland’s leading network of acute and specialist teaching hospitals.
You will have opportunities to benefit from a range of integrated international study options which could take you all over the world, and to immerse yourself in the science of medicine through our acclaimed undergraduate student research programme.
All of our programmes are delivered at Ireland’s most diverse, student-friendly university.
First Year Experience in UCD Medicine
In your first year, you will be introduced to the science of medicine, which underpins our clinical curriculum. You will learn about how the body works, why and how things go wrong and how to treat and manage disease and ill health.
Teaching methods include small group sessions, practicals and enquiry-based tutorials. You will also be introduced to ethical, societal and technological issues relevant to the practice of medicine.
Your first year is also an opportunity to explore the diversity of university life. Not only can you design your own degree with electives from across UCD, but you will enjoy a student experience that includes over 70 student societies, 55 sports clubs and a state-of-the-art student sports centre.
Institutes & Centres
- UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology
- UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research
- UCD Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology
- UCD Centre for Diabetic Research
- UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases
- National Virus Reference Laboratory
- Medical Bureau for Road Safety
- Molecular Medicine Ireland
- National Centre for Nutrition Surveillance
- UCD Institute for Sport and Health
- UCD Centre for Immediate Care Services