48 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Spanish programme from Maynooth University runs friendly, informal research seminars and regularly invites guest lecturers to share their expertise with the Departments in the School. Members of the Department, including postgraduate students, participate in national and international conferences.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Central objectives of the Structured PhD Programme in Spanish are to introduce students to academic communication and educate them in the same through active participation and presentation at departmental graduate symposia, at research conferences nationally and internationally; to foster their specific research skills; to extend their knowledge in their respective and related fields of expertise.


Graduates of the Spanish programme from Maynooth University may go on to careers in the education sector, as secondary or third level teachers, or as researchers. Their linguistic skills and knowledge of intercultural communication means that many of our graduates may go on to pursue careers with an international dimension, in international business or in the public service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Skills - Thesis Completion and Career Development
  • Academic Writing Module
  • Conference Organisation
  • Work-based Placement
  • Research Placement
  • Engaging With the Community:research, Practice and Reflection.
  • Outreach & Communication
  • Advanced Communication Skills: Conference Presentation
  • Winter School/summer School/short Course
  • Advanced Communication Skills (Publication)
  • Professional Development & Employability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 grade or higher in relevant BA or equivalent
  • All candidates for postgraduate research degree must have an undergraduate qualification in Spanish or a relevant subject area. PhD candidates must have a postgraduate qualification in Spanish or a relevant subject area. Candidates normally must have obtained at least a 2nd Class Honours Grade I in their primary degree, or equivalent. Applicants for research degrees are requested to contact the Head of Department, enclosing relevant academic transcripts, an outline of the proposed area of research, and the names of two referees. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 48 months.

Part time EU: 4330 EUR

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Maynooth University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!