Course Overview

This Structured PhD is available as a four-year full-time programme and as a six-year part-time programme (360 ECTS). 

Each student must obtain 30 ECTS during their PhD programme. Students select modules in consultation with their supervisor. There are a number of professional skills modules available, as well as advanced discipline-specific modules.

Programmes Available

Structured PhD (Nursing and Midwifery)—full-time, four years
Structured PhD (Nursing and Midwifery)—part-time, six years


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.

How to Apply
Before making an online application, we advise you to contact us and consult with a researcher at the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

For information on submitting an online application visit How to Apply.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current funded research opportunity


Work Placement

Study Abroad

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

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

Extra Information

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.

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