Maynooth University is a leading centre of research into the history of Ireland and of Europe. The department offers direction of PhD & MLitt research in every period of Irish history, including local history, and in Early Modern and Modern European History, tailoring transferable and specialist skills modules to support the student's research project.
The award of the PhD is based entirely on a major thesis. However, to ensure that our graduates obtain as thorough preparation as possible for their future careers, the university has put in place a structured PhD programme. Students in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy taking the combined MLitt/
PhD course are required to take 60 credits worth of taught modules over the duration of the course.