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Clinical Neuroscience

Your course

Knowledge derived from neuroscience research in mental health, psychology, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration is revolutionizing how we think about and treat mental disorders. A thorough grounding in neuroscience is fast becoming an essential step for a career in academic and clinical psychology, psychiatry and careers in neuroscience more broadly.

In response to that need, this programme is designed for students with backgrounds in psychology, medicine, pharmacology and other biomedical and neuroscience-related disciplines. It will equip students with a set of core skills in the field of clinical neuroscience including an in-depth understanding of neuroanatomy, neuroimaging and neuropsychiatry. Students will have opportunities to learn through practical hands-on experience. Teaching approaches will consist of didactic lectures, problem-based learning, seminars, workshops, journal clubs, practicals and completion of a research dissertation, as well as subject-specific training in a range of areas relevant to clinical neuroscience.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. This is an exciting programme that will provide graduates with a highly marketable and transferrable combination of neuroscience skills, as well as experience of applying these skills in neuroscience research.

2. Students will receive valuable training in current research methodologies, being facilitated to study in depth those methodologies most interesting to them (e.g., systematic review methodologies, wet-bench methodologies, software methodologies).

3. Students will be provided with an exceptional learning environment, where they can excel and capitalise on the strength of the NUI Galway neuroscience community.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Second Class Honours Grade QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent in a discipline relating to neuroscience. Qualifying degrees include, but are not limited to, psychology, medicine, pharmacology and biomedical science.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme are likely to go on to professional training in Clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience-related posts in industry or undertake further academic work at PhD level.

Further enquiries


Professor Gary Donohoe

T: +353 91 495 122


Application date

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

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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