You can apply once you have the agreement of a member of Faculty approving your research proposal and supporting your application.
•Applications are made online through UCD Applications.
•Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission
•Documents to include with your application
•Please note closing dates
These are the final dates for submission of applications. Is it advisable to submit your application as early as possible.
•January start: 16th November 2017
•May start: 14th March 2018
•September start: TBC
Research Masters Degree full-time X219
Research Masters Degree part-time X290
You must upload the following documents with your online application:
•A personal statement of 150 - 250 words outlining your reasons for applying: what attracts you to that subject area, how your studies and/or work experience have influenced you, your career plans, any publications to date.
•A research proposal of 1500 - 2000 words. The proposal should be based on a contemporary issue in your field of practice or in your discipline of inquiry. (See tab below for guidelines)
•Official transcripts of your bachelor's and master's degrees as appropriate.
•Evidence of meeting the English language requirements (if applicable). (See tab below for guidelines)
•You must download the Academic Reference Form and forward to two persons familiar with your academic work. Your referees will provide details about your academic abilities and motivation and they must return a completed form directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
•You must download the Supervisor Nomination Form. Ask your proposed Supervisor to complete and return the form to you to submit with your application.
UCD comes under the terms of the Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 and 2003. In the context of the Online Applications system, this means that an applicant can request any documentation presented as part of the applications process, including references sent directly by the referee to the institution.
Application queries should be directed to the Research Degrees Administrator: email@example.com
Your application will be reviewed by the School's Research Degrees Committee and then the College Graduate School Board to determine your suitability to take a place on your chosen MSc programme.
Only when you have been approved by the College Graduate School Board will you be eligible to register to the programme.