PhD Speech and Language Therapy PhD (Full-time and part-time)

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

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) 

Areas of interest

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.

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 

PAC code

GYP18 (full-time)
GYP36 (part-time)

Current project

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Fees for this course

EU: €5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,750 p.a. 2018/19

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.

How to Apply