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Postgraduate Courses

The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences is proud of our renowned postgraduate programmes in a broad range of research areas, including Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, English Language Teaching/TESOL, Corpora, Asian Studies, Phonetics & Speech Science, and Clinical Speech & Language Studies. We offer seven Taught Postgraduate Courses as well as Ph.D. and Master's Degrees by Research.

 

Our cohort of postgraduate students come from all over the world, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Together, we enjoy an engaging and dynamic interdisciplinary research environment in Trinity which fosters intellectual rigour, academic achievement and a sense of community. Research supervision is available within a number of areas of research expertise. In addition to degrees by research, we provide the following Taught Postgraduate courses:

M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics
M.Phil. in English Language Teaching
M.Phil. in Linguistics
M.Phil. in Speech and Language Processing
M.Sc. in Clinical Speech & Language Studies
PG Diploma Clinical Speech & Language Studies (Dysphagia)
M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

 

For further information about the School's research activities, academic staff, and resources, please contact our School's Director of Postgraduate Teaching & Learning, Professor Lorna Carson, or visit our Research pages.


Ph.D. Research Funding

School Postgraduate Research Studentship: Closing date 1 May 2017
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.

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 2017-18 academic year must submit an application no later than 1 May 2017.

PhD Studentship for research in English Language Learning and Teaching: Closing date 1 May 2017
We are delighted to announce a PhD studentship for new and continuing entrants whose research addresses topics in English Language Learning and Teaching.  This studentship will pay annual tuition fees at EU for a maximum of three years and an annual stipend (to a combined total value of €12,000 per year). A limited amount of teaching may be expected of students in receipt of the studentship. Start date 1 September 2017.

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.

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 in English Language Learning and Teaching. 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 2017-18 academic year must submit an application no later than 1 May 2017.

China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme (2017 applications now closed)
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.

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

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 future China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarships, 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).

 

Further funding opportunities can be found at Trinity College Scholarships.

 

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