Irish - Old & Middle Irish - Structured

Course Overview
As part of the doctoral training available on the Structured PhD programme, students may 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.

Associated Research Centres
The Centre for Antique, Medieval, and Pre-modern Studies at University of Galway was created by colleagues in Archaeology, Classics, English, French, German, History, Old and Middle Irish and Welsh as an initiative operating under the aegis of the Moore Institute.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a high honours standard in a primary degree in Irish, Welsh, Celtic Studies, or similar, or present such other evidence of suitability as will satisfy the Head of Discipline and the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies. Many successful applicants will already hold a Master's degree also.

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

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


4 years full time
6 years part time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time,Part time

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