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Psychiatry - Research

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.

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.

MD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in Medicine from NUI Galway or possess qualification deemed to be equivalent. Candidates shall be eligible to register onto the MD programme, three years after obtaining the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine. The application will also require 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.

Duration

GYN45 PhD (Psychiatry) full-time
GYN46 PhD (Psychiatry) part-time
GYN47 MD (Psychiatry) full-time
GYN48 MD (Psychiatry) part-time
GYU51 M.Sc. (Psychiatry) full-time
GYU52 M.Sc. (Psychiatry) part-time

Further enquiries

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

Research areas

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

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