Research course

Irish Studies

University of Liverpool · Institute of Irish Studies

Entry requirements

For research degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better in an appropriate field of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Our doctoral students pursue many original lines of research across the spectrum of Irish Studies, including literature, history, politics, conflict and its transformation as well as migration. Time frames span from the medieval to the present day and we have a superb Irish library housing many rare books, political papers and periodicals. There are also rich opportunities for expert dual supervision if you wish to pursue a cross-disciplinary topics.

Our research themes are:

  • Rapallo: Yeats, Pound, and Late Modernism in Interwar Italy
  • Religion, Identity and Conflict in Ireland
  • The Popularisation of Literature in and from the West of Ireland
  • Hagiography at the Frontiers
  • The Letters of John McGahern
  • A history of Irish divorce

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927