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Personal and Professional Development

Throughout your time on the programme, you will be encouraged to avail of courses focused on developing a range of generic and transferable skills. Many of our PhD students are employed as teaching assistants, providing assistance to lecturers throughout the school. We run a Teaching Assistants Programme to help you learn the skills of academic teaching and additional courses are provided by the University’s Centre for Academic Practice & Student Learning.

There are many other centres offering skills-based modules including:

These modules are additional and complementary to the core programme requirements described above.
For details of entry requirements and how to apply for the programme please click here.

Personal Development and Career Support

Many of our PhD students are employed as teaching assistants, providing assistance to lecturers throughout the school.  We run a Teaching Assistants Programme to help you learn the skills of academic teaching and additional courses are provided by the University’s Centre for Academic Practice & Student Learning.  We also encourage you to avail of a range of courses focused on developing a range of generic and transferable skills.

Career Guidance

PhD candidates are provided with a range of career guidance services to help identify and achieve your career aspirations and goals.  Whether you are looking for an academic or a non-academic career our range of career management services will help you make informed decisions to meet your personal objectives.

Career support is available with two Career Development professionals working exclusively with postgraduate students in Trinity Business School.  They work closely with the Trinity Careers Advisory Service (CAS), an award-winning professional advice service which has a dedicated postgraduate division.  Included in the services provided by CAS are an extensive Careers Information Centre and an award-winning website. 

Our Civic Engagement Office can help students identify and pursue volunteering opportunities which suits their needs, interests and availability and which will allow them to develop additional skills and confidence while studying at Trinity College. 

Working in Ireland

The Irish Government Third Level Graduate Scheme allows non-EU students to work in Ireland in a full time capacity for a period of twelve months from the date of their examination results, after which time they may then apply for a Work Permit/Green Card.  This scheme is open to graduates of the Trinity PhD Programme and many non-EU have taken positions with multinational and indigenous companies under it.

Please click here to find out how to apply or start your online application now.