Course Description

Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies



The Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies at Mary Immaculate College aims to provide a suite of modules that are focused on contemporary issues in Irish society, politics and culture. The focus will be on contemporary Irish studies, and how, specifically, the study of a series of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary areas of the Irish experience can lead to a clearer understanding of the Ireland of today, which will be a baseline for the study of the Ireland of the future. The modules will be delivered by experts, all of whom have a track record in publishing in their respective fields.

The Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies at MIC aims to:

  • Enhance the students’ knowledge of Irish history, literature, culture, society and languages through a theoretically-aware matrix of teaching methodologies and seminars;
  • Develop students’ ability to understand and use a variety of theoretical approaches to different areas of Contemporary Irish Studies and to encourage an anamorphic perspective on issues which have hitherto been seen as normative and given;
  • Stimulate interest and research expertise in core areas of contemporary Irish society and culture through a variety of methods and approaches;
  • Cultivate research skills across a number of subject areas and disciplines in order to achieve a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective on areas of Irish culture, politics, society and ideology.

Career opportunities include: Irish cultural sector; areas involving aspects of Irish culture, literature and society; advocacy; lobbying; teaching; entry to PhD programmes; technical writing; media work; civil service; web editing; academic administration, magazine publishing (hard copies and online editions), advertising and marketing, arts administration, library administration, teaching English language and literature in other countries, Human Resources, digital copywriter, lexicographer, online editor and webmaster.

 

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategoryArts & Humanities
Course QualificationDoctoral Degree
Course DurationFour year full time PhD
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe minimum requirements for this programme are: 1. Qualifications and Experience An appropriate Masters or equivalent qualification, at 2.2 honours level bachelor’s degree, or higher, that has been obtained from a university or other institution recognised by the University of Limerick following a period of study similar to that required in the University of Limerick. Or Applicants who do not hold a relevant master’s degree may be considered if they have a 2.1 bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a relevant area and extensive relevant experience. 2. English Language Requirements Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English. 3. Performance at interview. An interview may form part of the selection process for all applicants. This will be done in person if possible or alternatively via video conferencing where the candidate is unavailable to attend in person. And 4. Research Proposal and Application Form Submission of a PhD research proposal and application form by all candidates in line with the requirements set out by the Research and Graduate School, MIC. Places on the programme will be offered based on all the above, viz. qualifications, performance at interview, language proficiency level (if applicable), PhD proposal, as well as candidates’ references given in the application form.
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