Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies- Research

Entry requirements

To register for a postgraduate research degree, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

I.PhD applicants should hold a masters degree by research from a recognised university.

II.Applicants who do not hold a postgraduate research qualification e.g. Masters by Research (or equivalent) are only eligible to register on the 'PhD-track register' which is stage 1 of the PhD programme. On successful completion of the transfer process (report and interview within 21 months of their start date) a student on the 'PhD-track register' will be transferred to the 'PhD register' with effect from their original start date in the university. Students who do not successfully complete the transfer may be eligible to graduate with a Masters at this stage.

III.For those interested in applying for a Masters degree by research, an honours primary degree is necessary (preferably at least 2:1) in the discipline in which they intend to undertake the research.

It may also be possible to move from the Masters register to the PhD register on successful completion of a transfer process, as outlined above, if the student made sufficient progress.


DCA01 PhD - Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (Full-Time)
DCA02 PhD - Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (Part-Time)
DCA03 MA - Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (Part-Time)
DCA04 MA - Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (Full-Time)
DCA05 PhD-track - Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (Full-Time)
DCA06 PhD-track - Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (Part-Time)
DCA28 MPhil Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (Full-Time)
DCA29 MPhil Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (Part-Time)

Further enquiries

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

School office
Room: C1 38
Phone: +353 1 700 5194 or +353 1 700 5231
Fax: +353 1 700 5527

School Secretaries: Caroline Whitston and Paula Smith

Research areas

We are a research-focused school specialising in Modern Languages, Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Intercultural Studies. Our research frequently crosses disciplinary and linguistic boundaries, and our scholarship is increasingly concerned with digital technologies, literacies, and practices in a variety of professional, academic and social contexts.

We collaborate with national and international partners, we participate in externally funded projects, we work with industry to help meet the challenges of communication in multilingual and multicultural environments, and we collaborate with the civic society to share knowledge of the many languages and cultures we deal with and to address societal issues faced by communities that are diverse, multilingual and/or multicultural.

SALIS is also home to a thriving community of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

Interests and Expertise

SALIS has four main research specialisms:

•Applied Linguistics
•Translation Studies
•Literary Studies
•Citizenship Education across Cultures

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