Course Overview

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

Programmes Available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


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.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

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

  • Preterm labour
  • Myometrial physiology
  • Placental biology
  • Fetal disorders
  • Molecular aspects of parturition
  • Obstetrics and cerebral palsy

Researcher Profiles

Prof. John Morrison
Preterm labour; foetal medicine; myometrial physiology.

Dr. Geraldine Gaffney
Obstetrics and cerebral palsy; thrombophilia in obstetrics; medical disorders in pregnancy.


Dr. Robert Coughlan / Dr. John Carey /


Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2021/22

Extra Information

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2021/22] €3,910. p.a.

Contact Us

Ms. Breda Kelleher
E: breda.kelleher
T: +353 91 493 537


  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2022

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (14.3MB)