(Structured PhD) 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

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

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.

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 

Neurobiology of psychotic illness, neuroimaging, health services research

Contact Us

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

PAC code

Structured PhD,
full-time - GYP15
part-time - GYP31

Current project

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2016/17

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2016/17