Perception Cognition & Action - Structured
In Year 1 students will be focussed, through modular learning towards preparation of a research proposal and thesis, while, and with the exception of two taught modules in Year 3, the remainder of the degree concentrates in preparation of a substantial research thesis.
Students are selected by a Course Committee comprising the course Directors, prospective research supervisor and Head of School of Psychology. Entrants are expected to have no less than an upper second class honours degree in psychology or a discipline related to experimental psychology (e.g., cognitive science, computer science, engineering, physiology). If students do not have this basic qualification they must demonstrate high ability by some other means (e.g., through publications or achievement in a higher degree).
Course Code: PHDS-SPP
Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
Areas of interest
The Perception, Cognition & Action research group seeks to advance understanding of the complex structure of human thought and behaviour. We conduct experimental research into the perceptual, psycho physiological, cognitive and learning processes involved in complex human behaviour. Our major research strengths are in the areas of visual perception, attention, language, consciousness and memory. We use laboratory-based methods including behavioural and psychophysical paradigms, often with concurrent electroencephalographic or eye movement recording.
Research interests (part-time programme):
Perception and Cognition
Behaviour and Action
Brain Imaging (EEG)