Welcome to the section of Trinity College Dublin’s School of Education devoted to prospective International postgraduate students. The School of Education is very keen to welcome applications from international postgraduate researchers, and following advice from many of our existing postgraduate research students, we have gathered together the information that we think will be most helpful to such applicants here.
You may have arrived at this page via Trinity College Dublin’s homepage, but if that is not the case, and you would like to find out more about this historic and world-class university, you can do so via its homepage and the ‘About Trinity’ Index page. The homepage itself provides a quick link to information for all prospective students. The university has a dedicated International Admissions & Study Abroad office, and you can find out more about the university’s initiative to co-ordinate and promote expanded engagement with research and education on global development here.
In the School of Education, our continually developing research is of first rate importance to us. The School has many members of its staff engaged in research and four designated research groups – Arts Education (AE), Centre for Academic Values and Education (CAVE), Inclusion in Education and Society (IES) (which incorporates the Psychology of Education Research Grouping) and Research in School Education (RISE). You can read about the Research Degrees (M.Litt., Ph.D.) that we offer here, along with details of the work we currently supervise. Our international postgraduate researchers have made considerable contributions to our research, and you can read what some of them have had to say about their experiences with us here.
In considering applying to be a postgraduate student, many things are important, which you can read about here. The first thing of all is, of course, to begin working towards the development of a written research proposal, and the first stage within this is to find a potential research supervisor. This you can do by checking our staff members’ individual staff pages – the staff index may be found here - in which members list their research interests, past and present research projects, and past publications, or by referring to our designated research staff. We have also provided Guidelines for Writing a Research Proposal. We acknowledge that finance, of course, is a very important consideration – you can find information on EU and non-EU fees here and information on Research Awards and Scholarships here – and you can find information on entry requirements, English language requirements, application forms and closing dates and registration here. The International Admissions & Study Abroad office, amongst much else, provides information about travel and visa requirements for living and studying in Ireland.
We hope to hear from you soon, and on behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank you for your interest in the School of Education and Trinity College Dublin.
Dr Stephen James Minton
Postgraduate Research Co-Ordinator
School of Education
Trinity College Dublin