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Welcome to the Graduate Studies Office Homepage

A Message from the Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof. Aideen Long

Welcome to the Graduate Studies webpage of Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's leading university, steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education and research.While our campus dates back over four hundred years, our research facilities and institutes sit right in the twenty first century. The university has research strengths that span the Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, a spectrum that is mirrored by our broad range of taught post-graduate courses and research opportunities at Master's and Doctorate level. Please feel free to browse our website where you will find information about all aspects of our post-graduate programmes, including the contact details of course directors and our Graduate Studies Office. As a truly international university, we welcome applications from prospective post-graduate students anywhere in the world.I look forward to welcoming you to your graduate study here at Trinity College Dublin

Professor Aideen Long
Dean of Graduate Studies



Science Without Borders

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The E3 Scholarships

In July 2013, E3 Scholarships were awarded competitively to three academics in the School of Engineering to support PhD research projects aligned to the mission and agenda of the E3. Each PhD project will involve a collaboration between the Engineering principal investigator (PI) and an official collaborator in the School of Natural Sciences.

The E3 Scholarships will fund three-year PhD projects commencing in the autumn of 2013. Each E3 scholar will be provided with full tuition fees and a stipend. Financial resources for the E3 Scholarships have been provided by the School of Engineering, supported in part by a recent philanthropic gift to the School of Engineering to assist with the start-up programme of the E3.

The three E3 Scholarship projects on offer are;
1) Shape Optimization of Convective Heat and Mass Transfer Structures
2) Birdsong Forensics for Species Identification and Separation
3) Passive Skeletal Muscle Form and Function: Engineering Insights from Zoology

Please click here to bring you to the TCD E3 Scholarship website.


PhD Scholarship in Biodiversity and Conservation

Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to undertake doctoral research on any aspect of biological diversity and its conservation; interdisciplinary studies are particularly welcome. The project will be funded through a Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research (TCBR) studentship, which will include EU fees and an annual stipend of €16,000 for three years as well as a modest fund to support travel and laboratory costs.  The project should reflect the research goals of the TCBR, and will commence in September 2013. The successful applicant will be registered in the School of Natural Sciences and linked with the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research. 

Applicants must NOT have started their research at the time of application.

Information on the School can be found at, and on the TCBR at
Potential candidates should first make contact with a potential supervisor(s) in the School, see, and follow links for further information on staff research interests.

Applications must be submitted on the application form. 

Application forms are available from Rachel, Deadline for applications is Monday 15th July 2013.  Completed applications should be submitted to the School of Natural Science, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (


Online Higher Education Symposium

19th February 2013

Trinity College hosted an international symposium on Online Higher Education – Disrupting Higher Education on 19th February 2013 to stimulate discussion about technology-enhanced learning, the opportunities and challenges associated with offering free online courses, and meeting the educational needs of online learners.

For a list of presentations from the event that are downloadable please click here.



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New Postgraduate Courses for 2014/2015 in Trinity College Dublin


Prof. Veronica Campbell

M.Sc. in Immunology
This programme includes study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be controlled. From a practical perspective the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology/biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology. Students will also be trained in experimental design, data handling and basic research skills. The masters course aims to provide students with a well-balanced and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of Immunology, and to highlight the progress and intellectual challenges in this discipline. For course content and to apply please click here.


Prof. Veronica CampbellM.Sc. in Translational Oncology This programme provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer, aimed at both scientists and clinicians. Lectures are provided by internationally recognized leaders in the field of translational oncology from both scientific and medical backgrounds. Course content includes the cellular, genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer, and also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site-specific cancers. This course will provide training in a range of modern methodologies used in translational oncology, through a designated research skills module. For course content and to apply please click here. Please note that TCD Cancer Charity C.R.O.S.S. offers scholarships for this programme, please find details on scholarships here

Prof. Veronica Campbell

MPhil in Music Composition This programme is designed to cater for the growing demand for graduate studies of international standing in the area. Apart from one-on-one mentorship in composition itself, students will take courses in among others, experimental music theatre and opera, film music aesthetics, advanced instrumentation (using technology as an assistant), and composition for mixed media. For course content and to apply please click here.


English for Academic Purposes

TCD provides English language support for all registered Trinity College Dublin students, whether new or continuing, who do not have English as their first language. Each course focuses on academic writing and academic spoken discourse, and aims to help students consolidate their English language proficiency in areas which are vital to successful university study. Students can also access our self-study resources, including online testing, and can participate in tailor-made English language writing clinics.

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Latest News from Graduate Studies


Innovation Academy - PhD Module in Creative Thinking & Innovation


The Innovation Academy is recruiting registered PhD students for the next module in Creative Thinking and Innovation.

Designed to be a dynamic community of researchers, the Innovation Academy brings together postgraduate students from the arts, humanities, business, sciences and engineering to introduce them to creative thinking and the basic concepts of entrepreneurship. Students take part in workshops, seminars, practical challenges and industry projects. The projects are fun, thought-provoking and intensive!

Complete Course Outline and Module Descriptions available here.



Snapshot of PhD Student Research in Trinity College


PhD Students Share Their Stories

We asked some of our postgraduate students to tell us about their research and explain how it chimes with the social and economic needs of Ireland - and the world - today.

Follow this link to read about the inspiring - and inspired - research undertaken by our students. Watch their researcher video pitches to understand how Trinity is developing the next generation of young researchers to be ready for the grand challenges of the 21st century.









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