English - Research
Students must take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules (at least 5 in generic/transferable modules and at least 5 in subject specific/advanced specialist modules) from the structured PhD programme.
Candidates take 50 credits over three years. This is comprised of GSA1, GSA2, GSA3, EN841, EN842, EN851, EN852, EN861, EN862 plus at least one other module from the list of optional modules.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
MHK02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHK03 PhD 6 years part-time
MHK04 MLitt 2 years Full-time
MHK05 MLitt 3 years Part-time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
Commences September (or other agreed time)
Post Course Info
Students will develop their potential as future academics or may consider careers in teaching.
The Department of English at Maynooth University has an impressive international research record, including published work on major Irish authors, Irish cinema and visual culture, eighteenth-century British writing, Shakespeare, modernism, and new world literatures in English. Staff research specialisms include 18th and 19th century Irish culture, Ireland and romanticism, Irish famine studies, James Joyce, Ireland and gender theory, Northern Irish culture, Irish poetry, and critical theory.