Arts Celtic Studies & Social Sciences - Research - PhD

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

PhD applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H1 (second class honours, grade 1) to apply.

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Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.

Further enquiries

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, call us on + 353 (0)21 490 2876 or email and we'll do our best to help.

Contact Details for Application Queries

Irish/EU applicants
Deirdre Daly
Graduate Studies Office
University College Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3241

International/non-EU applicants
International Office
University College Cork
Tel: +353 (0) 21 490 4745

Research areas

CKG01 PhD (Track) - Latin (Full-Time)
CKG02 PhD (Track) - Latin (Part-Time)
CKG03 PhD (Track) - Greek (Full-Time)
CKG04 PhD (Track) - Greek (Part-Time)
CKG05 PhD (Track) - Greek & Roman Civilisation (Full-Time)
CKG06 PhD (Track) - Greek & Roman Civilisation (Part-Time)
CKG07 PhD (Track) - Applied Mathematics (Full-Time)
CKG08 PhD (Track) - Applied Mathematics (Part-Time)

CKG11 PhD (Track) - Applied Psychology (Full-Time)
CKG12 PhD (Track) - Applied Psychology (Part-Time)
CKG13 PhD (Track) - Applied Social Studies (Full-Time)
CKG14 PhD (Track) - Applied Social Studies (Part-Time)
CKG15 PhD (Track) - Archaeology (Full-Time)
CKG16 PhD (Track) - Archaeology (Part-Time)
CKG17 PhD (Track) - Folklore (Full-Time)
CKG18 PhD (Track) - Folklore (Part-Time)
CKG19 PhD (Track) - Computer Studies (Full-Time)
CKG20 PhD (Track) - Computer Studies (Part-Time)
CKG21 PhD (Track) - Celtic Civilisation (Full-Time)
CKG22 PhD (Track) - Celtic Civilisation (Part-Time)
CKG23 PhD (Track) - Early & Medieval Irish (Full-Time)
CKG24 PhD (Track) - Early & Medieval Irish (Part-Time)
CKG25 PhD (Track) - Economics (Full-Time)
CKG26 PhD (Track) - Economics (Part-Time)
CKG27 PhD (Track) - Education (Full-Time)
CKG28 PhD (Track) - Education (Part-Time)
CKG29 PhD (Track) - English (Full-Time)
CKG30 PhD (Track) - English (Part-Time)
CKG31 PhD (Track) - French (Full-Time)
CKG32 PhD (Track) - French (Part-Time)
CKG33 PhD (Track) - Geography (Full-Time)
CKG34 PhD (Track) - Geography (Part-Time)
CKG35 PhD (Track) - German (Full-Time)
CKG36 PhD (Track) - German (Part-Time)
CKG37 PhD (Track) - Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
CKG38 PhD (Track) - Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
CKG39 PhD (Track) - History of Art (Full-Time)
CKG40 PhD (Track) - History of Art (Part-Time)
CKG41 PhD (Track) - History (Full-Time)
CKG42 PhD (Track) - History (Part-Time)
CKG43 PhD (Track) - Italian (Full-Time)
CKG44 PhD (Track) - Italian (Part-Time)
CKG45 PhD (Track) - Mathematical Studies (Full-Time)
CKG46 PhD (Track) - Mathematical Studies (Part-Time)
CKG47 PhD (Track) - Mathematics (Full-Time)
CKG48 PhD (Track) - Mathematics (Part-Time)
CKG49 PhD (Track) - Modern Irish (Full-Time)
CKG50 PhD (Track) - Modern Irish (Part-Time)
CKG51 PhD (Track) - Music (Full-Time)
CKG52 PhD (Track) - Music (Part-Time)
CKG53 PhD (Track) - Philosophy (Full-Time)
CKG54 PhD (Track) - Philosophy (Part-Time)
CKG55 PhD (Track) - Sociology (Full-Time)
CKG56 PhD (Track) - Sociology (Part-Time)
CKG57 PhD (Track) - Statistics (Full-Time)
CKG58 PhD (Track) - Statistics (Part-Time)
CKG59 PhD (Track) - An Leann Duchais (Full-Time)
CKG60 PhD (Track) - An Leann Duchais (Part-Time)
CKG61 PhD (Track) - Womens Studies(Full-Time)
CKG62 PhD (Track) - Womens Studies (Part-Time)
CKG63 PhD (Track) - European Studies (Full-Time)
CKG64 PhD (Track) - European Studies (Part-Time)
CKG65 PhD (Track) - Original Composition (Full-Time)
CKG66 PhD (Track) - Original Composition (Part-Time)
CKG67 PhD (Track) - Drama & Theatre Studies (Full-Time)
CKG68 PhD (Track) - Drama & Theatre Studies (Part-Time)
CKG69 PhD (Track) - Chinese Studies (Full-Time)
CKG70 PhD (Track) - Chinese Studies (Part-Time)

CKG81 PhD (Track) - Government & Politics (Full-Time)
CKG82 PhD (Track) - Government & Politics (Part-Time)

CKG87 PhD (Track) - Study of Religions (Full-Time)
CKG88 PhD (Track) - Study of Religions (Part-Time)

CKG91 PhD (Track) - Policy Studies (Full-time)

CKG93 PhD (Track) - Sociology and Philosophy (Full-Time)
CKG94 PhD (Track) - Sociology and Philosophy (Part-Time)
CKG95 PhD (Track) - Creative Writing (Full-Time)
CKG96 PhD (Track) - Creative Writing (Part-Time)
CKG97 PhD (Track) - Criminology (Full-time)
CKG98 PhD (Track) - Criminology (Part-time)

CKH71 - Doctorate of Social Science (Full-time)

CKH88 PhD (Arts) - Digital Arts and Humanities (Full-time)
CKH89 PhD (Arts) - Digital Arts and Humanities (Part-time)

CKT61 PhD (Arts) - Planning and Sustainable Development (Full-time)
CKT62 PhD (Arts) - Planning and Sustainable Development (Part-time)
CKT63 PhD (Arts) - Applied Linguistics (Full-time)

CKT68 PhD - Social Sciences (Full-time)
CKT69 PhD - Social Sciences (Part-time)

CKT71 PhD (Track) Film and Screen Media (Creative Pratice) (Full-time)
CKT72 PhD (Track) Film and Screen Media (Creative Pratice) (Part-time)
CKT73 PhD (Track) Film and Screen Media (Full-time)
CKT74 PhD (Track) Film and Screen Media (Part-time)
CKT75 PhD (Track) Anthropology (Full-time)
CKT76 PhD (Track) Anthropology (Part-time)
CKT77 PhD (Track) Applied Linguistics (Full-time)

CKV41 PhD (Track) Creative Writing (Full-time)
CKV42 PhD (Track) Creative Writing (Part-time)
CKV43 PhD Creative Practice (Full-time)
CKV44 PhD Creative Practice (Part-time)
CKV45 PhD Creative Practice (Full-time)
CKV46 PhD Creative Practice (Part-time)

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