Languages Cultures & Linguistics - Research

The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics has a vibrant research culture which is at the heart of postgraduate opportunities for students.

We offer the following Graduate Research Programmes:

PhD in Modern Languages
PhD in Linguistics
Structured Research Masters (MLitt)

If you are thinking about further study, we would like to welcome you to come to speak with us at any time; our staff are actively conducting research, they will share your enthusiasm and will be very happy to help you find a research project. You can view their research interests and see those areas in which they offer supervision here. Both MLitt and PhD degrees involve working with an academic supervisor. She or he will guide you from the early stages of developing a research project to bringing it to conclusion.

Application dates

Registration periods are at the beginning of: September, January or May. The School strongly recommends entering the programme in September, which is the beginning of the academic year.

Applications should be made at least 4-5 months prior to the Registration deadline.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed on a rolling basis generally until early August.*

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application following an assessment process which takes approximately 2-3 weeks (5-6 weeks during the summer break, June to August).

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Non-EU students should apply as early as possible – between January and March, and ideally no later than early May – as most of the scholarship competitions take place between February and April and the issuing of visas may take up to three months, particularly during the summer when there is usually a high volume of applications. For information about funding, please contact the UCD International Office.


MLitt 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
PhD 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: To be agreed with school.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MLitt PhD

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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