Research course

Celtic Studies

Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper 2nd-class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Students have access to diverse resources in language learning, bibliographic and grammar databases and the Minority Language Centre. View the research prospectus online (see link below).

Department specialisms

Irish language and Literature from all periods (Medieval, Classical, C18, C19, Ulster Irish, Modern and Contemporary), Translation Studies, Celtic Mythology, voyage literature, Ulster Cycle, Irish Linguistics, Irish Lexicography, CALL, minority languages

Information for international students

International students should visit the University's website ( or contact the university and ask to be sent an international students handbook.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the award of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress which is assessed formally throughout the 2-6 year study period, including by formal examination following submission of the thesis.

Course contact details

Dr Maxim Fomin
+44 28 7167 5213