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Histories & Humanities - Research

School Description:
The School of Histories and Humanities comprises the Departments of Classics, History, History of Art and Architecture and the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. With 36 full-time academic members of staff the School enjoys an international research profile in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including archaeology, philosophy, Latin and Greek language and literature, Classical, Medieval and Modern History, History of Art and Architecture and Gender and Women's Studies. We currently have 120 research students and 80 taught students registered on our postgraduate courses. Staff are dedicated to research-led teaching, ready to listen to students' ideas and open to interdisciplinary approaches.

The School regularly hosts international conferences and runs six major research seminars. These provide a forum for scholars and postgraduates from all over the world to present their research and exchange ideas. The School also plays an active role in many of Ireland's leading research centres . Eight of these are located within the School: the Trinity Irish Art Research Centre; the Trinity Medieval History Research Centre; the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History; the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History; the Trinity Centre for Irish, Scottish and Comparative Studies; the Trinity Centre for War Studies; the Trinity Centre for Gender and Women's Studies; and the Trinity Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies.

Taught Masters Degrees (M.Phil.)
The School offers seven taught M.Phil. courses of 1 year's duration (2 years part-time). The courses are an opportunity to explore a special interest area in greater depth. They also offer a recognised pathway to doctoral studies as they provide generic research skills training in addition to specialist knowledge and practice in writing a research thesis.

For information on individual courses please see the Taught Course section of the website and our Course Directors will be happy to answer your questions.

In some circumstances applications may be considered after the advertised closing date (the responsible Course Director can advise).

Research Degrees (Ph.D. and M.Litt.)
The School offers research supervision across all of its disciplines within the context of its structured Doctoral (Ph.D., 3-4 years) and Research Master's courses (M.Litt., 2 years), including a wide variety of postgraduate training modules, career development options and teaching opportunities for senior postgraduates.

Many of our students are successful in securing grants for their studies from College sources or external funders such as the Irish Research Council.

Further information on postgraduate research opportunities in the School is available at www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie and from the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), Dr Anne Dolan, at adolan@tcd.ie

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Further enquiries

School of Histories and Humanities
•Head of School: Dr. Christine Morris
•Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Dr. Ashley Clements (on leave Aug 26th 2019-Jan 1st 2020) / Dr Joseph Clarke (Aug 26th 2019-Jan 1st 2020)
•Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Dr. Isabella Jackson
•Telephone:+353-1-896 3476/1208
•Fax:+353-1-671 0862

Comment

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing research.admissions@tcd.ie

Application date

Before You Apply

You are encouraged to read carefully the wide range of information about pursuing a higher degree by research at Trinity College Dublin provided by the Graduate Studies Office. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the specific regulations relating to higher degrees by research set out in the Trinity College Calendar Part III.

It is important to be aware that preference is generally given to students who want to work in areas of research in which a potential supervisor has an existing research interest. Please review the information on finding a supervisor and the research interests of our supervising faculty members.

When to Apply

You may apply at any point between the application being opened in the autumn and the closing deadline of 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisor capacity may be limited.

If you intend to study full-time and also intend applying for either Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships or Postgraduate Studentships you are required to submit your formal application for the Doctoral Programme no later than 30th April. These awards are highly competitive and you are advised to start preparing a high-quality application well in advance of this deadline.

If you envisage that your research will involve the collection and analysis of larger amounts of quantitative data you may wish to enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics. The closing date to apply for this course is 30th June.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our online application system. Go the the 'Application Weblink' below to choose the relevant degree and submit an application:

Please ensure that you provide all the documents required when making your online application. This must include:

•Two academic references;

•Academic transcripts which must be certified by the issuing body;

•A certified copy of degree certificate(s);

•A certified certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS);

•Your research proposal

Applicants who have already been successful during a research grant interview or screening process (e.g. IRCSET, IRCHSS, Funded Research Positions, etc.) should provide relevant details as part of the application process. The online application process is mandatory even if your funding has been secured.

There is an online application fee of €55.

If you encounter difficulties in filing the relevant documentation you should direct your query to the Research Admissions Office . Please note that applications that are deemed incomplete due to the absence of key supporting documents will not proceed to the Doctoral Programme Committee for review.

Once you have submitted an online application you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided when setting up your user account on the application system. The applicant portal will allow you to send and receive communications in respect of your application to Trinity College Dublin. You will be able to track the progress of your application at every stage of the admissions process, update your personal information, view decisions made on your application(s) and accept any offers you receive. For further information see: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Research areas

School Description:

The School of Histories and Humanities comprises the Departments of Classics, History, History of Art and Architecture and the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. With 36 full-time academic members of staff the School enjoys an international research profile in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including archaeology, philosophy, Latin and Greek language and literature, Classical, Medieval and Modern History, History of Art and Architecture and Gender and Women's Studies. We currently have 120 research students and 80 taught students registered on our postgraduate courses. Staff are dedicated to research-led teaching, ready to listen to students' ideas and open to interdisciplinary approaches.

The School regularly hosts international conferences and runs six major research seminars. These provide a forum for scholars and postgraduates from all over the world to present their research and exchange ideas. The School also plays an active role in many of Ireland's leading research centres . Eight of these are located within the School: the Trinity Irish Art Research Centre; the Trinity Medieval History Research Centre; the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History; the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History; the Trinity Centre for Irish, Scottish and Comparative Studies; the Trinity Centre for War Studies; the Trinity Centre for Gender and Women's Studies; and the Trinity Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies.

Taught Masters Degrees (M.Phil.)

The School offers eight taught M.Phil. courses of 1 year's duration (2 years part-time). The courses are an opportunity to explore a special interest area in greater depth. They also offer a recognised pathway to doctoral studies as they provide generic research skills training in addition to specialist knowledge and practice in writing a research thesis. For information on individual courses please see the Taught Course section of the website and our Course Directors will be happy to answer your questions. In some circumstances applications may be considered after the advertised closing date (the responsible Course Director can advise).

Research Degrees (Ph.D. and M.Litt.)

The School offers research supervision across all of its disciplines within the context of its structured Doctoral (Ph.D., 3-4 years) and Research Master's courses (M.Litt., 2 years), including a wide variety of postgraduate training modules, career development options and teaching opportunities for senior postgraduates. Many of our students are successful in securing grants for their studies from College sources or external funders such as the Irish Research Council. Further information on postgraduate research opportunities in the School is available at www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie and from the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), Dr Ashley Clements at clementa@tcd.ie

Enrolment and start dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Classics (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Classics (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History of Art (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History of Art (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Classics (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Classics (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, History of Art (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, History of Art (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, History (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, History (Full-Time)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Classics (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Classics (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History of Art (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History of Art (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, History (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Classics (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Classics (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, History of Art (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, History of Art (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, History (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, History (Full-Time)

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