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If you would like to apply, please complete an application pack consisting of:

Applicants must submit a 500-word research proposal outlining:

(1) Chosen topic 
(2) Nature, scope and methodology of study 
(3) Relevance or importance of the topic 
(4) Preliminary literature review

Please submit original/certified copy of your transcript along with your application

Two original references attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, maturity and motivation are required.

Please arrange for referees to post their references to the Centre For Doctoral Research, Smurfit School, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin or e-mail directly to If posted, the reference should be on headed notepaper of the referee's institution. If emailed, then the email must be sent from the referee's work email.

Applications remain incomplete until the receipt of original references and must be received by relevant application deadlines (where applicable).

For non-native English speakers (except those whose primary degree was taken in English), an English language qualification is required. Please submit original/certified copy of your English language qualification results along with your application


Applications are accepted on on-going basis through our On-line Application Form.

Application Closing Dates : 30th June 2019

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