Research course


Maynooth University · Department of Geography
PhDMLitt by research

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second or first class honours degree in Geography or a cognate subject. PhD applicants should also have a Masters degree in Geography or a cognate subject. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university first degree level. 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

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD degree is research degree, awarded on the basis of a research thesis. Thesis presentation is supported by a number of taught mandatory Graduate Education modules (GREPs).

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

MLitt by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Geography