Celtic Studies / Léann Ceilteach - Structured

As part of the doctoral training available on the Structured PhD programme, students avail themselves of a range of interdisciplinary taught modules. The wide menu of available options include modules that:

- Are discipline-specific in that they augment the students' existing knowledge in their specialist area (e.g. in languages or literatures);

- Are dissertation-specific in that they supply core skills which are essential to completion of the research project (e.g. in writing);

- Support students' professional development (e.g. through presentation of a paper at an international conference);

- Enhance students' employability through generic training (e.g. in computer-based skills).

Students will be assigned a primary Supervisor or Co-Supervisors, and a Graduate Research Committee made up of experienced researchers, to help plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support to their research.

Graduates have been very successful in finding employment, in teaching and academic research, publishing, television and radio, print and electronic media, and the management and interpretation of culture and heritage.

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification is a primary degree in Irish, Celtic Studies, or similar, with a Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (or an equivalent international qualification). Many successful applicants will already hold a Master's degree.

Admission to the PhD is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of Discipline. Initial enquiries should be made to the Head of Discipline.

Application dates

Structured PhD (Celtic Studies/Léann Ceilteach) - full-time
Structured PhD (Celtic Studies/Léann Ceilteach) - part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


The Structured PhD in Celtic Studies is a four-year, full-time or six-year, part-time programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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