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Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Professor Lorna Carson

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Research Areas

The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences support research in the following areas:

  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Phonetics and Speech Science
  • Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • Deaf Studies

Further information about the School's research activities, academic staff, and resources can be found on our Research pages.

Postgraduate orientation information (as in 2012) [DOC 40KB, PDF 49KB] from Graduate Students' Union


Ph.D. Research Studentship

Postgraduate Research Studentship: Closing date 1 May 2016

The School of Linguistic, Speech & Communication Sciences offers a studentship available under the College's Postgraduate Research Studentship scheme.  This studentship will pay annual tuition fees at EU or non-EU level as appropriate for a maximum of three years and an annual stipend of €6,500. A limited amount of teaching may be expected of students in receipt of the studentship.

Research studentships in the School are normally awarded to incoming candidates who have been accepted to study for a Ph.D. in the School. Decisions on admission are based on a combination of an applicant's research proposal (submitted as part of the application process), previous academic record, and professional experience where relevant. Information on the College's entrance requirements, fees and awards, and other regulations can be found on the Graduate Studies website.

Further information about the School's research activities, academic staff, and resources can be found on our Research pages.

Prospective applicants are invited to contact the School's Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), Prof. Lorna Carson (carsonle@tcd.ie), in the first instance.

Applications for admission are made online.

Any student who has been accepted for admission in the School can be considered for the Research Studentship. Students should indicate on the Ph.D. application form that they wish to be considered for a Research Studentship – no separate application form is needed. Applicants who wish to be considered for the 2016-17 academic year must submit an application no later than 1 May 2016.

Further funding opportunities can be found at Trinity Collge Scholarships.


China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme. Closing date 10 March 2017.

Funding opportunity for new doctoral students: We are delighted to announce that ten scholarships are available in TCD in 2017 for PhD positions as part of the China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme.

Each scholarship will include a full fee-waiver from Trinity, and a stipend for living costs (approximately €1,200 per month), airfare and health insurance, provided by the CSC.

The internal TCD deadline is Friday 10th March 2017. To be eligible for the scheme, students should have received an unconditional offer letter for their PhD position at Trinity College Dublin. Conditional offers letters may be accepted but only subject to meeting academic requirements (students must have met the English language requirement prior to application). The offer letter must note that the fee-waiver is dependent upon the student successfully receiving the final award from the CSC. Candidates must also meet the criteria set out by the CSC, and must apply online to CSC between 20th March and 5th April 2017. http://apply.csc.edu.cn

Applications will first be reviewed by the Vice President for Global Relations and Faculty Deans. Candidates and Schools will be notified of the final proposed allocation shortly after shortlisting and nomination by CSC in April 2017.

For more information on the China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme please contact China Regional Officer Ciara Rice (ciara.rice@tcd.ie) or the School’s Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, Professor Lorna Carson (carsonle@tcd.ie).

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