Entry requirements

Candidates for the PhD must have obtained at least 2nd Class Honours Grade I in their primary degree, or equivalent. Candidates for all post-graduate degrees are required to have resided for a period of one academic year or its equivalent in France or a French-speaking region. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Under a Structured Research Programme, students are supported in the development of their research by undertaking professional and specialist modules over the course of their research degree. The central objectives of the Structured PhD Programme in French are to allow PhD students to participate in courses delivered outside NUIM; to introduce students to academic communication, and educate them in the same, through active participation and presentation at departmental graduate symposia, at research conferences nationally and internationally.

Research Environment: The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SMLLC) runs friendly, informal research seminars and regularly invites guest lecturers to share their expertise with the Departments in the School. Members of the Department, including postgraduate students, participate in national and international conferences.

European Doctorate: PhD students who have a strong European Language element to their research can apply for a Europea. Doctorate. For further information, please consult www.maynoothuniversity.ie/postgraduate-studies.

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.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of French
Email
french.sec@nuim.ie