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Structured Ph.D.

The School's Structured Ph.D programme is a development of the traditional Ph.D where students select an area of enquiry and complete their doctoral thesis under the supervision of a designated supervisor. In this new programme, students, in consultation with their supervisor, may identify specific areas where they would benefit from attending taught modules, where such modules are running in any given year.

Application Information

Ph.D. Applications for 2021/2022

For further information about the programme for the academic year 2021/22 please contact: Dr Joanne Banks (PhD Co-ordinator) BANKSJO@tcd.ie or Fiona McKibben/Caroline Morgan (programme administrators) PHDRSRCH@tcd.ie.


Deadlines for application for admission to the Ph.D. register in September 2021:

30th April 2021 for candidates who wish to be considered for the award of a School or Faculty scholarship. The School has one postgraduate scholarship to allocate annually (the 1252 scholarship) and may also submit a candidate for consideration for the Ussher scholarship which is open to competition within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

30th June 2021 for standard admission in September 2021.

A full application including all necessary supplementary documentation is required by the deadline date for the application to be considered by the applications committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The School of Education strongly advises applicants to discuss their research proposal with a relevant member of the Schools academic staff, in advance of a formal application via the TCD applications portal.

Applicants for a research degree should normally have obtained a minimum of a 2.1 honors degree.