Arts Celtic Studies & Social Sciences - Research

University College Cork

Arts Celtic Studies & Social Sciences - Research

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

PhD applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H1 (second class honours, grade 1) to apply.

Master by Research applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H2 (second class honours, grade 2) to apply.

Check our qualification comparison website here for equivalencies.

Check our English language requirements here.

Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.

Once applicants know which area or topic they wish to research, they then need to find supervisors. This site offers a list of academics listed under a wide range of schools/departments/disciplines.

Applicants can also contact a UCC academic unit directly to enquire about the availability of appropriate supervisors.

You must choose your supervisors and discuss your research proposal with them before applying. Your supervisors will let you know if you need to prepare a research proposal and will need to approve your proposal before you submit it. You may need to submit this proposal directly to the School/Department and/or submit it with your online application. Applicants who apply to research programmes in Arts, Celtics Studies and Social Sciences, Law and Medicine & Health are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words, and in Business, a proposal of approximately 500 words is required.

Application dates

Apply Online

After confirming your research area and supervisory arrangements (as detailed above) applicants apply online at the UCC application portal. There is a €50 application fee for applications.

Gather Supporting Documentation

The following documents will be required in support of your application.

Evidence of all qualifications listed on your application, including transcripts of examination results for each year to date that have not been completed at University College Cork

Proof of ID in the form of a Passport or Birth Certificate or NDLS drivers licence.

Your research proposal (check with your Supervisors if this should also be submitted to the School/Department)

Any supplementary forms requested

Your application cannot be processed until all supporting documentation has been submitted.


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