Course Overview

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers supervision in a wide area of health care. To pursue either degree, potential candidates should discuss the matter with one of the senior lectures or professors at the school.

Programmes Available

PhD (Nursing), full-time, part-time 
PhD (Midwifery), full-time, part-time
MPhil (Nursing), full-time, part-time
MPhil (Midwifery), full-time, part-time

PhD, four years, full-time; six years, part-time
MPhil, two years, full-time; four years, part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

PhD 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.

Candidates will be required to submit a well-developed 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

Research Areas

The School’s research interests, expertise and activities are centred on the following themes:

  • Healthy and Active Ageing
  • Maternity Care and Women’s Health
  • Randomised Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,890 (tuition €5,750 + student levy €140) p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€14,890 p.a. 2023/24

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €3,990 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2023/24

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

Contact Us

Professor Dympna Casey
T: +353 91 493 652

Dr Maura Dowling
T: +353 91 493 833