Health Promotion - Structured
Established in 1990, the Discipline of Health Promotion is the only one of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and is the national centre for professional training and education in health promotion. Attached to the Discipline is the Health Promotion Research Centre, which has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place.
Those undertaking a PhD within the Discipline work closely with researchers from the centre, as either supervisors or expert advisors, in order to ensure that the work is of high quality and has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the field of health promotion.
The Discipline of Health Promotion has a very active and highly competitive PhD research programme. Graduates of the PhD programme have found employment nationally and internationally as post-doctoral researchers and lecturers with some graduates now in professorial posts. Graduates hold posts not only in dedicated academic health promotion centres but also in related disciplines including nursing, psychology and primary care.
PhD students participate fully in the academic life of the University, including attending seminars, workshops, training opportunities, contributing to conference hosting, teaching and social events.
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
Course Code: PHDS-HSHP
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)