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Irish Studies - Research

Programme Overview
The Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's has a long-established international reputation for interdisciplinary research exploring the social, political, cultural and geographical factors that have influenced the people of this island and its diasporas. Research is conducted into the physical and political environment of the north of Ireland, mapping its unique influence on wider Irish and British identities.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

•DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
•MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

Entrance Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

English Language Requirements

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their programme of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa pur

Duration

Mode Of Study/Duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Dominic Bryan
Institute of Irish Studies School of History and Anthropology
Tel: 028 9097 3386
Email: irish.studies@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/irishstudies

Comment

Special Features
The research environment is augmented by seminars run on a weekly basis.

Application date

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Research areas

Research Strengths

We are one of the leading centres in the world for research into contemporary Irish identities, culture, conflict, public space, social memory and commemoration, and act as a research hub for academics at Queen's from a range of disciplines. We presently host two major research projects examining political rituals and symbols in Ireland with a particular interest in the conflict in the North.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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