M.Litt and Ph.D. Programmes
The School of Law offers two postgraduate research degrees:
- M.Litt (Master in Letters) - this degree generally takes between 1-2 years full-time or 2 - 3 years part-time
- Ph.D. (Doctor in Philosophy) - this degree generally takes between 2 - 4 years full-time or 3-6 years part-time.
Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements.
Applicants will need to hold:
- at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
- a fluent command of the English language
Research students are placed either directly on the Ph.D. register or on the Masters register. Research students on the Masters register may then transfer to the Ph.D. register if their progress has been satisfactory. Such transfers usually occur during the second year of full-time study.
If you plan to carry out your degree by research, you are advised to contact the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) with your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. You should initially consult the full-time academic staff website for further information.