Research Degrees

Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor, relevant programme Director(s) and of the Head of School, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate (see our "" here. Candidates should have obtained a degree in psychology to at least upper second-class honours level (or equivalent). To see whether you might be interested in pursuing postgraduate research in our school, first check out the research interests of members of staff [link to Staff pages]and from there consult the pages of individual staff members. Alternatively, you can download an overview of staff research information here.

We offer a range of Postgraduate programmes:


If you're interested in applying to do postgraduate research in the School of Psychology in NUI Galway then check out our guide.

Contact the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC)for information on applying for all postgraduate courses including research degrees.

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

Prospective students should also be aware of the grants available for postgraduate research, including the NUI Galway College of Arts Scholarships and NUI, Galway Hardiman Scholarships and The Research Council of Ireland.