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

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Structured PhD (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.

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 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

  • 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 

Neurobiology of psychotic illness, neuroimaging, health services research

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

Ms Marian Fannon
T +353 91 49 4563