Course Overview

The Discipline of Speech & Language Therapy aims to stimulate, conduct and disseminate high quality research which will have a significant impact on the lives of people with communication disability, speech and language therapy practice, and the education of health care professionals. The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy focuses on the following research themes: understanding the lives of people living with communication disorders in a range of contexts (e.g., clinic, classroom, and community), assessment and intervention for culturally and bilingually diverse populations, evidence-based practice, communication in healthcare settings, education of healthcare professionals, and civic engagement. The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy has expertise in a range of methodologies e.g., discourse analysis, participatory health research, grounded theory, narrative inquiry, single case studies, and quantitative methods. Applications for PhD degrees are welcomed.

Programmes Available

  • PhD (full-time)
  • PhD (part-time)

You can apply for this course through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) 

Associated

Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

The PhD in Speech and Language Therapy is open to graduates who hold a clinical degree in speech and language therapy. Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a primary degree level or equivalent.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current funded research opportunity

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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 Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the following research themes:

  • Understanding the lives of people living with communication disorders and their carers across a range of contexts
  • Assessment and intervention for culturally and bilingually diverse populations
  • Evidence-based practice 
  • Education of health care professions
  • Communication in healthcare settings
  • Civic engagement

Researcher Profiles

Please refer to the Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy website for further information on staff research interests, activities and expertise.

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.

Contact Us

Dr. Rena Lyons

Speech & Language Therapy
School of Health Sciences
Medicine Nusing Health Sciences
Áras Moyola, NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2918 
E: rena.lyons@nuigalway.ie