Course Overview

The Discipline offers Structured  PhDs in a wide area of medical interest. To pursue a degree, potential candidates should discuss the matter with the Head of Discipline; Prof. Martin Cormican or Dr. Dearbháile Morris.

Programmes Available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

Structured MD (Bacteriology), full-time
Structured MD (Bacteriology), part-time

MSc by Research (Bacteriology), full-time 
MSc by Research (Bacteriology), part-time

Applications are made online via the University of 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.

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

Please click here for details of DERIVE PhD Studentship. Closing date for applications is 24 June 2022.

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

  • Salmonella campyolobacter
  • Antimicrobial resistance in human and animal pathogens

Researcher Profiles

Prof. Martin Cormican
Antigen resistance; enteric pathogens; phage biology.

Dr. Dearbháile Morris



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 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

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

Contact Us

Debbie Monroe
T + 353 91 493 931