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Geography - Structured

Course Overview

Geography boasts a vibrant graduate community of PhD and M.Litt students. It offers an exceptional academic environment for graduate research in a highly supportive setting. Our students hold a range of scholarships and are researching across a diverse array of topics. Students are provided with high-quality dedicated workspace and access to a choice of facilities and expertise to assist in their research. As part of the doctoral training available on the Structured PhD programme, students avail themselves of a range of interdisciplinary taught modules. The wide menu of available options include modules that:

are Discipline-Specific in that they augment the student’s existing knowledge in their specialist area, for example, in the area of climate change; biogeography; rural, population, or political geography

are Dissertation-Specific in that they supply core skills which are essential to completion of the research project e.g. core research skills and techniques relating to specific data collection and interpretation requirements

acknowledge a student’s professional development, e.g., presentation of papers at International Conferences

enhance a student’s employability through generic training e.g. Careers Workshops, computer literacy.

Each student will be assigned a primary Supervisor(s) and a Graduate Research Committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support to their research.

Entry requirements

For admission to the PhD, an upper Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum (or equivalent international qualification), is required.

Duration

GYG15 Structured PhD (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) (Geography)

GYG47 Structured PhD (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) (Geography)

Further enquiries

Contact Us
Dr. Kathy Reilly
T 353 (0)91 49 4105
E kathy.reilly@nuigalway.ie

Research areas

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