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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

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 Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
•Head of School: Professor Juergen Barkhoff
•Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Dr. Justin Doherty
•Telephone:+353-1- 896 1706
•Email:sllcs@tcd.ie
•Url:www.tcd.ie/langs-lits-cultures

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:

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 Schools 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.

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 2020 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 2020 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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