Phd (Occupational Therapy)—part-time MPhil (Health Sciences—Occupational Therapy)— full-time and part-time

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Health Sciences

Course overview

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy aims to stimulate, conduct, and disseminate high quality research which will have a significant impact on occupational therapy practice and education.

Applications for PhD and MPhil in Occupational Therapy are welcomed. Applicants must have an honours level undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy.  Applications regarding all areas of Occupational Therapy are welcomed.  Specific areas of interest include acquired and traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation, evidence-based practice, standardised assessment, and cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Programmes available

PhD, part-time
MPhil, full-time
MPhil, part-time

Entry requirements

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.

Areas of interest


  • Acquired and traumatic brain injury 
  • Neurorehabilitation 
  • Evidence based practice 
  • Standardised assessment 
  • Cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation


Please refer to the Discipline of Occupational Therapy website for further information on the research interests and expertise of staff members:

Researcher profiles

Contact Us

Prof. Agnes Shiel
T +353 91 492 957

PAC code

PhD (part-time) GYN66
MPhil (full-time) GYN89
MPhil (part-time) GYN90

Current project


Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2016/17

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2016/17

Ph.D. EU Full time programme:  €4,529 p.a.

Ph.D. EU Part time programme:  €2,320 p.a.

How to Apply

How to Apply