Doctorate Degrees in Ireland

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Ireland is an astoundingly beautiful country that attracts people from all over the world. A PhD in Ireland is a top choice for many international students due to the excellence in academics and everything that Ireland has to offer. There is a vibrant student population as well as countless things to see and do. Students pursuing a PhD in Ireland can enjoy the many outdoor adventures to be experienced, some of the most stunning scenery in the world, picturesque towns and villages, medieval castles, prehistoric monuments, a thriving music and art scene, and many opportunities to experience the Irish culture.

A PhD in Ireland is structured for students seeking to pursue careers in academia, research, or industry. Programs are challenging and require critical thinking and analysis skills, commitment, and the prerequisite knowledge and experience specific to each program. Students earning a PhD in Ireland experience coursework, seminars, and substantial research in a specialized area of study which results in a doctoral thesis.

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PhD in Irish School of Ecumenics

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]

Doctorates in Ireland 2017. PhD Studies at ISE The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc. The ISE offers a structured PhD. Students work with their supervisor(s) over a four year period and are required to take a minimum of 10ECTS in taught modules to develop their research skills over the course of their studies. Some current PhD projects include: * The Use of Video Conferencing in Peace Education * Peace Journalism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa * UNSC 1325 and Women’s Peacebuilding in Armenia and Azerbaijan * Feminist Peace Activism in the Yugoslav wars * Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence in Kenya * Secular Humanitarian Responses to Disasters in Religious Contexts * The Theology of Henri de Lubac * The Role of Memory in Dealing with the Past: Transcending the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm in Northern Ireland * The Relationship between Evangelicalism and Islam in the Southern United States * The Impact of Immigration on Religious Identities and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Ireland and Germany * Re-imaging Space at the Intersection of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Beyond * Political Leadership and Conflict Transformation: Women, Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland * Shared Space and Ethnic Identity in Divided Cities: Belfast, Jerusalem, Brussels * LGBT Lives... [-]

Doctoral Studies (PhD)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The PhD programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School offers students a supportive environment where they can get a world-class research education. [+]

Program Overview

The PhD programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School offers students a supportive environment where they can get a world-class research education.

Who is the PhD programme for?

The PhD programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue careers in academia, business education, research, consultancy and related professions.

What does the PhD Programme entail?

The PhD programme is a four year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, discipline specific courses and generic skills and training. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel.... [-]


PhD in American Studies

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The UCD structured PhD programmes allows students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. [+]

Doctorates in Ireland 2017. The UCD structured PhD programmes allows students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. A research degree is based primarily on a research project, usually proposed and developed by the student, who undertakes their research under the supervision of a supervisor and a Doctoral Panel. A PhD typically takes 4 years full-time and 6 years part time to complete. The examination for the degree is based on a description of the candidates research written up as a dissertation and defended in a viva voce (orla examination). The Institute offers expert supervision in all major areas of American Studies (do we add particular topics eg American Politics and Foreign Policy, American Literature and Culture, Media and Conflict, Irish and US Relations) As part of the structured PhD programme the College of Arts and Humanities require all incoming PhD students to obtain at least 30 credits in addition to the dissertation before a PhD will be awarded. Twenty credits may generally be awarded for prior learning (taught MA or equivalent), subject to the approval of the Graduate School Board of the College of Arts and Humanities. The selection of the remaining 10 credits should be discussed with your supervisor. Students are also required to undergo assessment of the progress in the dissertation (a Transfer Panel) 12-18 months after beginning their studies. The Transfer Panel will... [-]

PhD in Studio Art

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6  September 2017 Ireland Galway + 1 more

The aim of this four year full-time (six year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of enquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods. [+]

The aim of this four year full-time (six year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of enquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods. During the programme, students receive training in research methods and complete a research project based on a key research question. Students are also expected to: Pursue a defined key research question through studio research Investigate cognate studio research undertaken by others internationally Explore the theoretical and historical dimensions of the enquiry through scholarship Collaborate with others, as appropriate, to extend the range of the enquiry Produce a body of work that embodies new knowledge in answer to the key research question Write a brief summary of the contribution to knowledge and understanding together with a reflective analysis of the theoretical and historical context of the research and a critical review of the process of the research. Programmes of Enquiry We welcome proposals for studio based PhDs in the following aspects of studio art: Drawing as a process of enquiry Art and Ecology Creative methods and methodology Digital narrative (in collaboration with the Huston Film School, NUI Galway) Interdisciplinary research that promotes collaboration across academic boundaries (with potentially any department of NUI, Galway) Students may also propose research projects outside these criteria for consideration by the Burren College of Art. A proposal for a research project should outline a key research question; the field of enquiry and planned research methods; a statement... [-]

PhD in Education (Taught)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured pro- gramme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific... [+]

New Structured PhD (Education)

 

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured pro- gramme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific courses and generic skills and training. Modules are delivered during the week and weekends. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel. There is periodic assessment and guidance to ensure you complete your PhD within a four year period. Guided by Profes- sional Development Planning, you can organise your coursework and research activities over the course of your studies.

 

 

How will I benefit from the programme?

You will join a programme designed in line with best internation- al practice in doctoral education and research and share classes with students from a diverse backgrounds in education and related inter-disciplinary fields including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. A team of renowned academics will deliver in- novative master classes and international schools. You will enjoy excellent facilities and have an opportunity to avail of very attrac- tive funding schemes. The Structured PhD programme  from Mary Immaculate College has a collaborative link with the Struc- tured PhD programme in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick which will provide you with opportunities for mobility between programmes on both campus- es.... [-]