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Languages Literatures & Cultural Studies - Research

School Description:

Trinity College has the world’s oldest tradition of modern language studies, with chairs dating back to 1776.

The School’s research in literary, language and cultural studies ranges from the medieval to the very contemporary. Well-qualified research students are welcomed in all Departments within the School; enquiries for M.Litt. or Ph.D. research should be made in the first instance to the School or Centre concerned. In addition, a cluster of innovative taught postgraduate degrees offers a broad range of possibilities, leading to research or to professional practice in areas of language, literature and cultural life.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold:

•at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country

•a fluent command of the English language

Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

All students undertaking a research degree are assigned to a single principal supervisor. The supervisor’s role is essentially that of an academic guide and mentor.

If you plan to carry out your degree by research, you are advised to contact the appropriate School with your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. You should initially consult the School website for further information.

Research students are placed either directly on the Ph.D. register or on the Masters register. Research students on the Masters register may then transfer to the Ph.D. register if their progress has been satisfactory. Such transfers usually occur during the second year of full-time study.

Further enquiries

Head of School:Professor David Scott
Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate):
Adamo Uhlich

Telephone:+353-1- 896 1706
Email:sllcs@tcd.ie

Application date

Research Applications

No closing dates apply for application for higher degrees by research but there are only two registration periods (September and March). Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible prior to their chosen registration period as supervisory capacity may be limited.

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

Research areas

There are seven academic units within the School:

the Centre for European Studies
the Department of French
the Department of Germanic Studies
the Department of Hispanic Studies
the Department of Irish & Celtic Languages
the Department of Italian
the Department of Russian & Slavonic Studies

At postgraduate level, courses are also offered directly by the School or by specialist units such as the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

Enrolment and start dates

March 2017 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, French (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, French (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Full-Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full -Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part -Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)

September 2017 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, French (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, French (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Italian (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, French (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Germanic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Irish and Celtic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Italian (Full-Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Full -Time)
Master in Letters in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Part -Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Russian and Slavonic Studies (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)

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