July 2018 | Iúil 2018

Key 2018/2019 Dates for Graduate Research Students

Tue, 3 July 18 10:25


A reminder that if you have a new student commencing in September 2018, please submit completed applications to medicine.research@ucd.ie by 30th August 2018 for September registration.

Application forms are available here.


The next thesis submission date for Graduate Research Students is Friday, 7th September 2018.

Students are required to submit three soft bound copies of their thesis together with a signed thesis submission form (available here) to Student Desk in Tierney building, UCD, Belfield.

Please click here for the opening hours and map for the Student Desk.


If students are intending to submit in September 2018, supervisors are advised to forward the completed examiner nomination form for review by the relevant Boards and ACCE meetings by the following submission deadlines:

  • Friday 13th July 2018
  • Friday 10th August 2018

2017/18 PhD MSc External Examiner Nomination Form should be submitted to medicine.research@ucd.ie.


The PhD Stage 1 to Stage 2 Transfer Process is run twice a year.

Full-time students who registered for PhD studies in September 2017 and part-time students who registered in September 2016 will be required to undertake this assessment process in October 2018

However, there are other categories of student, who may not be included on the current list of registered PhD students, who may also be required to undergo this assessment.

These may include:

  • MSc students who wish to transfer to a PhD programme
  • MD students who wish to transfer to a PhD programme

For students who would be eligible for a Stage 1-Stage 2 transfer in October 2018, supervisors are advised to email medicine.research@ucd.ie by Friday 31st August 2018,  so that these students can be included in Medicine Research's planning for the October assessment.

REMINDER - Doctoral Studies Panel MEETINGS

A reminder that three DSP meeting are required in the first year of students' registration.

The first meeting of a student’s DSP is organised by the principal supervisor within 3 months of the student’s initial registration, the panel should also meet at 6 months and at 12 months post registration.

Please note that it is also now mandatory that in addition to the three DSP meetings that occur in the first year of a PhD that at least one DSP meeting occurs each year thereafter.

The focus of these meetings should be on the progression of students' work and their ability to take responsibility for their own project, use initiative and critically analyse and discuss the results. Signed RPDP forms must be submitted to the school research office each year.

Please note it is the responsibility of the student and the supervisor to ensure that the DSP meetings take place.

Forms to record DSP meetings can be downloaded from here (Download College of Science & College of Health and Agricultural Sciences forms).

Please return completed DSP reports to medicine.research@ucd.ie for the student file.

Additional Forms

2018/2019 PhD Application Form

2018/2019 MSc Application Form

2018/2019 MD Application Form

The above information is presented here for information purposes and does not represent the official or complete repository of information on Graduate Research Studies at UCD.  The School cannot accept any responsibilities for any change in information or closing dates which may be made by the University.  For further information please contact UCD Medicine Research