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Theology & Philosophy Music - Research

The priority of the School is to prepare students for their future professional careers, in support of which academic staff engage in world-class research in their respective disciplines. The wide-ranging expertise of staff is most evident in the extensive range of our publications with leading publishing houses and in international peer-reviewed journals. The research activity of the School also includes original composition.

There are three Research Centres associated with the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music as follows:

The Institute of Ethics

The Institute aims to create ethical awareness in relation to all fields of the university's activities and to play a leading role in raising public awareness of, and stimulating debate about, ethical issues. The Institute promotes a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to applied ethics in various fields including business, technology, politics, media, healthcare, and the life sciences.

The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue

The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CIRD) is an academic centre committed to the study and practice of interreligious dialogue. The Centre seeks to promote research, teaching, and public engagement in the area of interreligious dialogue in Ireland and beyond, particularly in relation to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the religious-secular dialogue today.

The Centre for Music Research and Creative Practice

The Centre for Music Research and Creative Practice (MRCP) is a centre for knowledge exchange with public bodies and wider cultural organisations, in addition to engaging audiences and communities of practice across a variety of music genres. It engages with policy and practice on national infrastructure for the arts, music development within society, popular music experience and the processes and practice of composition and practice-based 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.

Duration

DCA68 PhD Theology and Philosophy (Full-Time)
DCA69 PhD Theology and Philosophy (Part-Time)
DCA70 MA Theology and Philosophy (Full-Time)
DCA71 MA Theology and Philosophy (Part-Time)
DCA72 PhD-track Theology and Philosophy (Full-Time)
DCA73 PhD-track Theology and Philosophy (Part-Time)
DCG01 PhD Doctor of Philosophy (Full-Time)

Research areas

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music.

The priority of the School is to prepare students for their future professional careers, in support of which academic staff engage in world-class research in their respective disciplines. The wide-ranging expertise of staff is most evident in the extensive range of our publications with leading publishing houses and in international peer-reviewed journals. The research activity of the School also includes original composition. For more information on the research of our staff, please click on Research Interests and Expertise.

There are three Research Centres associated with the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music as follows:

The Institute of Ethics

The Institute aims to create ethical awareness in relation to all fields of the university's activities and to play a leading role in raising public awareness of, and stimulating debate about, ethical issues. The Institute promotes a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to applied ethics in various fields including business, technology, politics, media, healthcare, and the life sciences.

The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue

The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CIRD) is an academic centre committed to the study and practice of interreligious dialogue. The Centre seeks to promote research, teaching, and public engagement in the area of interreligious dialogue in Ireland and beyond, particularly in relation to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the religious-secular dialogue today.

The Centre for Music Research and Creative Practice

The Centre for Music Research and Creative Practice (MRCP) is a centre for knowledge exchange with public bodies and wider cultural organisations, in addition to engaging audiences and communities of practice across a variety of music genres. It engages with policy and practice on national infrastructure for the arts, music development within society, popular music experience and the processes and practice of composition and practice-based research.

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