Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge - 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.


DCA07 PhD Fiontar (Part-Time)
DCA08 PhD Fiontar (Full-Time)
DCA09 PhD-track - Fiontar (Part-Time)
DCA10 PhD-track - Fiontar (Full-Time)
DCA11 MSc - Fiontar (Full-Time)
DCA12 MSc - Fiontar (Part-Time)
DCA34 MPhil Fiontar (Full-Time)
DCA35 MPhil Fiontar (Part-Time)

Research areas

Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

Our staff are committed to linking the Irish language with contemporary issues, and to developing and promoting digital technologies which enable anytime, anywhere access to a rich seam of Irish place names, biographies, terminology, folklore, Irish-language terminology for the EU and online language teaching and learning technologies.

Interests and Expertise

Our research interests and expertise are aimed at:

1. Developing and preserving for the future a rich store of visual, audio and written records in Irish.

2. Providing online access, at home and abroad, to online data about core aspects of Irish-language heritage and culture.

3. Making these resources freely accessible online, at home and abroad, to anyone with an interest in Ireland.

4. Connecting and showcasing research through Irish on a variety of subjects such as:

* Business and Management
* Finance
* Entrepreneurship Education/ Social Entrepreneurship
* Information Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
* Organisational Behaviour
* Gaeltacht Development
* Language Policy and Planning
* Aspects of Irish language and literature

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