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Research Graduate School : Faculty of Arts

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We have approximately 150 students, the majority of them full-time, in the Research Graduate School. This represents some 15% of the University's research student population.

Of the Faculty's academic staff over 80% are  research-active. As such our teaching and supervision is deeply informed by a culture of research. We follow best practices in research supervision throughout our postgraduate provision.

The Research Graduate School has responsibility for all aspects of research student education and training from initial application to final examination. You can download details of the School's role, structure, terms of reference, and the processes it oversees in the Faculty's handbook for postgraduate research.

Research Proposals

  1. Cinematic Arts
  2. Creative Technologies
  3. Drama
  4. English
  5. History
  6. Irish and Celtic Studies
  7. Irish and European Folklore
  8. Media
  9. Museum and Heritage Studies
  10. Music
  11. Master of Research (MRes)

Applications have now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017/18 annual PhD competition. The competition will reopen at the end of the year.