Children's Studies - Structured

The Structured PhD in Children's studies is a four year full-time or six year part-time interdisciplinary PhD programme with contributions from various schools and disciplines in NUI Galway. This interdisciplinary programme responds to a need for researchers with broad knowledge and understanding of children's lives in Ireland and beyond.

Over the four years, the programme will provide students with access to the expertise of a range of scholars in the field of Children's Studies, as they develop their research ideas and enhance their research skills.

As part of the programme, students are expected to take discipline specific modules, generic skills modules and engage in their own research. Specific modules will be determined according to the research area of each individual student.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have obtained an honours degree in an appropriate subject (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum [or equivalent international qualification]), and will typically hold a Master's degree.


Structured PhD, full-time & part-time


Research Areas

Children's Literature and Culture
Children and Media
Adolescents' Health and Well Being
Adolescents' Health and Risk Behaviours
Child Immigrants
Childhood Cancer Survivorship and Quality of Life
Child Maltreatment and Abuse

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    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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