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Language Literature & Early Childhood Education - Research

Entry requirements

To register for a Postgraduate Research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower 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. See http://www.dcu.ie/registry/postgraduate/faq.shtml#q3

•PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master's degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

•PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master's degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, grade one, may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD. Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations,
before being admitted to the PhD register.

•Master's by Research: Candidates holding a primary degree equivalent to a second-class honours, grade two, may apply for entry on the research Master's register. Students on the Master's register may apply for transfer to the PhD Register under the same conditions, and using the same procedure, as PhD-track candidates requesting confirmation on the PhD register.

English Language Requirements can be reviewed at https://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

Duration

DCE28 PhD Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Full-Time)
DCE29 PhD Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Part-Time)
DCE30 MA Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Full-Time)
DCE31 MA Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Part-Time)
DCE32 PhD-track Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Full-Time) DCE33 PhD-track Lang, Lit & Early Childhood Ed (Part-Time)
DCE63 MEd Language, Literature & Early Childhood Education (Full-Time)
DCE64 MEd Language, Literature & Early Childhood Education (Part-Time)

Research areas

Research Interests and Expertise

Research Area

Assessment
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Child Development
Children's rights
Communities of Practice
Creativity
Digital Learning
Disciplinary Literacy
Diversity
Dyslexia
Early Childhood Education
Education Disadvantage / Equality
Education Policy
Identity
Initial Teacher Education
Inquiry Based Learning
Language Acquisition & Learning
Leadership Mathias Urban
Literacies
Online Reading Comprehension and Internet Inquiry
Partnerships
Pedagogy and Curriculum
Reading Comprehension
Reflective Practice
Social-emotional Development
Special Education
Teacher Education / Professional Development
Teagasc na Gaeilge

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