MIC Thurles Postgraduate Scholarship Open

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Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is now accepting applications for the MIC Thurles Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarship is open to practicing teachers looking to undertake PhD studies within MIC’s School of Education (Post-Primary) and is designed to assist students undertaking postgraduate study at MIC’s Thurles campus.

The scholarship awards a full feewaiver over four years for PhD students conducting research in areas of school leadership and inclusive practices.

The successful applicant will provide a maximum of five hours teaching assistance per week at MIC Thurles.

Dr Finn Ó Murchú,Head of School of Education (Post-Primary) said, “The MIC Thurles Postgraduate Scholarship sits within the context of the soon to be launched Centre for Leadership and Inclusive Studies in Teacher Education (CLISTE), and is being offered in the spirit of gratitude for the support offered by schools with our school placement programme. It is our hope that this scholarship will further strengthen our relationship with schools. The successful applicant will also assist with teaching at MIC Thurles and this in turn will add to the quality of our programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.”

Professor Michael Healy, Vice President for Research at MIC said, “Mary Immaculate College is immensely proud of our programmes in Postgraduate Middle Leadership and Mentoring which continue to grow in popularity and registrations, along with significant projected growth in the number PhD candidates at MIC Thurles. The growth in profile of the School of Education (Post-Primary) at MIC Thurles, along with the expansion of provision in new taught and research postgraduate programmes is led by Dr Finn Ó Murchú and his team. The introduction of the MIC Thurles Postgraduate Scholarship for PhD candidates is a clear signal of support and vote of confidence in the work underway at MIC’s Thurles Campus.”

Dr Finn Ó Murchú, Head of School of Education (Post-Primary) at MIC Thurles said, “Our experiences in recent times have shown us that a repertoire of leadership skills is required to be drawn upon if we are to create the inclusive school experiences we desire for all learners. The MIC Thurles Postgraduate Scholarship offers the successful candidate a wonderful opportunity among a great team to add to our learning and to our engagement with best practices in this regard.”

The deadline for applications for the MIC Thurles Postgraduate Scholarship is 31 July. Further information can be found here.


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Gemma Creagh

MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering at DCU
2021 Fulbright Irish Awardees


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