Course Overview

The Discipline offers supervision in a wide area of medical interest. To pursue a Structured PhD degree, potential candidates should discuss the matter with the Head of Discipline.

Programmes Available

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

Structured MD (full and 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

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

  • Developmental therapeutics
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Clinical trials
  • Health services research
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Dermatology
  • Haematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology

Researcher Profiles

Prof. Timothy O'Brien
Head of Discipline of Medicine/Director of REMEDI 

Prof. Kieran Daly 

Prof. Eamon Mulkerrin/Dr. Shaun O'Keeffe /  

Dr. John Lee

Dr. Timothy Counihan/Dr. Michael Hennessy /  

Dr. Pauline Marren/Dr. Trevor Markham Dr. Lesley Anne Murphy 

Prof. M. O'Dwyer

Dr. Maccon Keane / Dr. Paul Donnellan
Medical Oncology

Prof. Frank Sullivan
Radiation Oncology 

Dr. Dympna Waldron
Palliative Care 

Dr. Catherine Fleming
Infectious Diseases 

Prof. J.J. Gilmartin/Dr. Anthony O'Regan
Respiratory Medicine 

Dr. David Lappin/Dr. Donal Reddan /

Dr. Robert Coughlan/Dr. John Carey /

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

For more information please view the School of Medicine webpage