Research course

Applied Social Studies

Institution
Maynooth University · Department of Applied Social Studies
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 in undergraduate degree. Entry is also subject to Departmental approval of application and the proposed Departments ability to provide supervision. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Interested individuals are encouraged to make an informal approach to the Department to discuss their proposal and establish an initial fit between their interests and the Department’s research priorities and expertise. Formally, an applicant wishing to undertake a research degree should submit a research proposal in writing of 3,000–4,000 words and consult with the Department on the general suitability of the research topic, and on the availability of an appropriate supervisor.

The research proposal should provide the following information:

  • Introduction to the central research topic that the student proposes to investigate
  • Reference to the key debates and issues relevant to the research
  • An indication the body of literature that the research will analyse; the main data that will be collected and/or analysed and the methods that will be used
  • An outline of the potential significance of the proposed research for the field under investigation

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62. Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Email
appliedsocialstudies@nuim.ie