Research course

School of Nursing and Midwifery

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

A PhD in Nursing or a PhD in Midwifery is the highest academic award a nurse or midwife can achieve. The aim of the PhD in nursing and PhD in midwifery programmes offered in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, is to rigorously prepare graduates to develop, improve and enhance knowledge and understanding in their chosen area of research.

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Nursing and Midwifery
+353 91 493 833