SNMHS PhD Scholarships

The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems (SNMHS) is offering funded scholarships for entry into the PhD programme with registration commencing in September 2022. The PhD programmes at SNMHS provide comprehensive research training that enables students to develop and deepen their understanding of their chosen topic.

Full-time PhD scholarships offer a stipend of €18,000 per annum plus EU academic fees for a maximum of 4 years. A contribution of 120 hours per annum to the School is required by the holder of a full-time PhD scholarship.

Part-time PhD Scholarships offer EU academic fees for 6 years on the part-time register. No stipend is provided and no contribution to the School is required.

Please note the application deadline is 25th June 2022

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Our Research

The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems engages in systematic, innovative, inclusive, interdisciplinary research. We collaborate with individuals, communities, professionals, and organisations to improve outcomes of care, and the health and well-being of populations through the life course from conception to death.

PhD Scholarship Disciplinary Areas

We are offering scholarships in the following disciplinary areas:

  • General Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Children’s Nursing

In addition, we are offering scholarships in the following subject area:

  • Child and Family Wellbeing

The SNMHS is committed to developing knowledge that informs health and social policy, advances professional practice and education in nursing and midwifery, and generates impact in the wider health system, both nationally and internationally.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be a legal resident of Ireland at the time of the application.

Applicants must have an active nursing or midwifery registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Applicants must fulfil one of the following criteria

  1. The candidate has obtained a minimum of an upper second-class degree or equivalent in a relevant honours Bachelor’s degree;
  2. The candidate has obtained a relevant master’s degree;
  3. In certain circumstances, the candidate has demonstrated other evidence of academic standing and/or relevant professional experience as satisfies the Governing Board of their suitability for admission to the degree programme. These criteria are considered non-standard admission requirements.