Psychiatry

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Medicine

Course overview

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

Programmes available

PhD (part-time)
MD (full-time)
MD (part-time)

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.

 

MD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in Medicine from NUI Galway or possess qualification deemed to be equivalent.  Candidates shall be eligible to register onto the MD programme, three years after obtaining the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine.   The application will also require 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.

Areas of interest

  • Neuroimaging abnormalities in schizophrenia
  • Neuroimaging abnormalities in bipolar disorder
  • Impact of genetics and environmental risk factors on the neurobiology of psychosis
  • Variation of neurobiological abnormalities with illness progression and with pharmacological treatment in psychotic and affective disorders
 

Researcher profiles

Professor Colm McDonald
colm.mcdonald@nuigalway.ie
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Neurobiology of psychotic illness, neuroimaging, health services research.

 

Find out more

Ms Marian Fannon
T +353 91 49 4563
E marian.fannon@nuigalway.ie

 

PAC code

PhD (part-time) GYN46
MD (full-time) GYN47
MD (part-time) GYN48

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Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2014/15 inclusive of levy

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2014/15

Ph.D. EU Full time programme:  €4,529 p.a.

Ph.D. EU Part time programme:  €2,320 p.a.

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