Nursing & Midwifery - Research

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers supervision in a wide area of health care. To pursue either degree, potential candidates should discuss the matter with one of the senior lectures or professors at the school.

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.

Candidates will be required to submit a well-developed research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Application dates

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Course Code: PhD by research: PM; Master of Philosophy (Nursing): MPN; Master of Philosophy (Midwifery): MPM.

PhD (Nursing), full-time, part-time
PhD (Midwifery), full-time, part-time
MPhil (Nursing), full-time, part-time
MPhil (Midwifery), full-time, part-time

PhD, four years, full-time; six years, part-time
MPhil, two years, full-time; four years, part-time


The School's research interests, expertise and activities are centred on the following themes:

Healthy and Active Ageing
Maternity Care and Women's Health
Randomised Trials and Evidence Synthesis

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  • Qualification letters

    PhD MPhil

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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