The School of English Drama and Film at UCD welcomes applications from potential PhD students. A UCD PhD is a three to four year research degree, undertaken within a clearly structured programme leading to the production of a thesis of around 100,000 words which will make an original contribution to knowledge. The programme includes taught modules, a Research and Professional Development Plan and the possibility to develop teaching skills.
The MLitt is a two-year research programme, leading to the production of a thesis of 40,000 to 60,000 words which will treat its subject in a systematic and independent way. MLitt students may transfer to the PhD after completing one year of research, subject to the recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the Head of School.
All students are assigned a primary supervisor, and in some cases where the work is interdisciplinary, co-supervision will be offered. Students are supported in their programme of independent research which frequently culminates in the production of research worthy of peer-reviewed publications.
Consistently the School and the Humanities at UCD are ranked highly. Members of the School have attracted some of the most competitive research grants and awards available in Ireland and internationally. Theses include funding from the following bodies: European Research Council, Irish Research Council, Fulbright Ireland, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Foundation. School members have also played a significant and recognized role in shaping .
At the school of English, Drama and Film offer we offer experience in the supervision of PhD students and a wide-ranging expertise. Many of our PhD students have been successful in obtaining Postdoctoral funding following their research.
School members are also played a significant and recognized role in shaping their respective fields of study.