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Structured PhD

Structured PhD

New Structured Phd in Education and Health Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) offers students an opportunity to undertake a focused and critical examination of a particular topic with the aim of contributing to the development of knowledge in that field. The PhD degree normally requires a registration period of not less than three years and not more than four years for full-time students. For part-time students, the period of registration is usually not more than six years. Each student is assigned to an academic supervisor and his/her research is overseen by a doctoral studies panel. Applications for entry to the programme are welcome from those in nursing or midwifery. If you are interested in pursuing a master's by research or PhD in nursing/midwifery at the University of Limerick, you should first identify a potential topic that you are interested in. You should then contact Professor Alice Coffey in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery to discuss your research topic and receive further information on the application process.

Prior to applying, it is advisable to make informal contact with a potential supervisor with research interests most relevant to your area of interest. Please visit the Faculty and Staff page of our website and view our academic staff profiles, which include details of research interests.

How to Apply

Postgraduate Application Forms may be downloaded from: UL - Graduate and Professionals Studies
Completed Application Forms should be submitted online




Full contact details:

Professor Alice Coffey
Professor in Nursing and Chair of Research
Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Health Sciences Building
University of Limerick
Telephone +353 61 234279