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Psychiatry - Structured

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.

Additional entry requirements

Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.


Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

Further enquiries

Ms Marian Fannon

T +353 91 494 563


Application date

Course Code: Structured PhD, full-time—1SPD1; part-time—1SPD2

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

Research areas

Research Areas

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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