Course Overview

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy aims to stimulate, conduct, and disseminate high quality research which will have a significant impact on occupational therapy practice and education.

Applications for MPhil in Occupational Therapy are welcomed. Applicants must have an honours level undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy.  Applications regarding all areas of Occupational Therapy are welcomed.  Specific areas of interest include acquired and traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation, evidence-based practice, standardised assessment, and cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Programmes Available

MPhil, full-time (1 year) and Mphil, part-time (2 years) 

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System.  


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Course Outline

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Research Areas


Please refer to the Discipline of Occupational Therapy website for further information on the research interests and expertise of staff members.

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€15,000 p.a. (€15,140 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 (€4,390 including levy) p.a. 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

Contact Us

Prof. Agnes Shiel
T +353 91 492 957