Applications will be considered from candidates who:
hold an NQAI Level 8 award or equivalent (at minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 2 level) in an area of study cognate to the proposed study area or
hold such other qualifications as may be acceptable to the Programme Board for the purposes of proceeding to a specific Master Degree or
have achieved outstanding merit in a specialist artistic field as evidenced by an accumulated body of published/performed work, a scholarly approach to their subject area, and significant national and/or international reputation and this standard to be assessed by the Programme Board.
Candidates may register for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) once a satisfactorily a period of enrolment at Masters level is completed and provided the research project is suitable for research at doctoral level.
Candidates must submit a detailed written proposal at the time of application. Candidates are therefore advised to get in touch with the relevant department or Research Centre to discuss their research interests in advance of making an application. This will ensure that the Institute can provide appropriate supervision, resources and facilities to support the research project.
Candidates holding foreign academic qualifications must submit certified copies of all relevant qualifications held to date at the time of application and demonstrate a minimum proficiency in English at 6.5 on the IELTS scale or equivalent, in order to ensure that there is no language barrier between research learner and supervisor, which might hinder the research activity at the onset and that the learner is capable of providing written work, as and when required.