Midwifery (Structured PhD | Doctorate in Midwifery)

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

Course overview

This is a Structured PhD programme for experienced midwives which aims to further develop practice expertise and capacity to assure quality and patient outcomes, lead and manage change. This programme has been specifically developed for experienced midwives in leadership roles. 

Students are required to undertake the following compulsory modules on the programme (totalling 90 ECTS):



  • Advanced Nursing Concepts in Theory and Practice

  • Health Economics and Influencing Policy

  • Systematic Review and Research Synthesis

  • Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Research Practice

Programmes available

Structured PhD (Doctorate in Midwifery) – full-time, four years
Structured PhD (Doctorate in Midwifery) – part-time, six years

Areas of interest

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

Contact Us

Programme Director
Dr Maura Dowling

T +353 91 493 833
Email maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie

PAC code

GYQ01 – Structured PhD (Doctorate in Nursing Practice), full-time
GYQ02 – Structured PhD (Doctorate in Nursing Practice), part-time

Current project

Fees for this course

EU: €€4,529 p.a 2017/18

Non-EU: €€13,750 p.a 2017/18

EU part-time: €2,250 p.a 2017/18