Languages Literatures & Cultural Studies - Research
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Trinity College Dublin

Languages Literatures & Cultural Studies - Research

School Description:
Trinity College has the world's oldest tradition of modern language studies, with chairs dating back to 1776.

The School's research in literary, language and cultural studies ranges from the medieval to the very contemporary. Well-qualified research students are welcomed in all Departments within the School; enquiries for M.Litt. or Ph.D. research should be made in the first instance to the School or Centre concerned. In addition, a cluster of innovative taught postgraduate degrees offers a broad range of possibilities, leading to research or to professional practice in areas of language, literature and cultural life.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Application dates

How to Apply
The first step is to work out an idea of the research project you would like to pursue. Once you have an idea, write it out as an abstract of about 300 words, being sure to include: a) main research question, b) methodology, c) materials, d) justification for why this question is timely e) any contextual information that is necessary to understand the question. Once you have this abstract, carefully read up on potential supervisors from the School's staff listings: https://www.tcd.ie/langs-lits-cultures/staff/.

When you have identified one or more potential supervisors for your project, reach out to them directly by email, and ask whether they would be interested in supervising your project. After securing at least one supervisor, you will work with them to make a formal application using the link on this page that pertains to the main supervisor.

We are currently piloting a distance PhD programme, which allows candidates who reside outside Dublin or Ireland to conduct their research with us remotely. For further details on this option please email the school office at sllcs@tcd.ie

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing research.admissions@tcd.ie

Enrolment dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, French (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, French (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Full-Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full -Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part -Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, French (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, French (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Full-Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full -Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part -Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)

Research

School Description:

Trinity College has the world's oldest tradition of modern language studies, with chairs dating back to 1776.

The School's research in literary, language and cultural studies ranges from the medieval to the very contemporary. Well-qualified research students are welcomed in all Schools within the School; enquiries for M.Litt. or Ph.D. research should be made in the first instance to the School or Centre concerned. In addition, a cluster of innovative taught postgraduate degrees offers a broad range of possibilities, leading to research or to professional practice in areas of language, literature and cultural life.

There are seven academic units within the School:
•the Centre for European Studies
•the Department of French
•the Department of Germanic Studies
•the Department of Hispanic Studies
•the Department of Irish & Celtic Languages
•the Department of Italian
•the Department of Russian & Slavonic Studies

At postgraduate level, courses are also offered directly by the School or by specialist units such as the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PhD/MLitt

  • Qualifications

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

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider