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Irish and Celtic, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the cluster is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. 

Within this cluster, Irish and Celtic Studies aims to promote and disseminate cutting-edge research across all periods of the Irish language and also focuses on aspects of language and literature in Scotland. Research in the unit is conducted on both an individual and collaborative basis.

The Unit has a strong interdisciplinary focus and is actively involved with colleagues in History, English, Politics, Creative Arts and Education. Mode of study/duration - Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. 

You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Associated Research:
  • Folklore
  • Historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and dialectology
  • Language and Identity
  • Lexicography
  • Medieval Irish language and literature
  • Modern Irish literary studies
  • Onomastics

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:

              7

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            • Minimum required score:

              95

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            • Minimum required score:

              67

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Upper Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            General Requirements

            Admission requirements:

            • Degree transcripts for all completed periods of study
            • Copies of your official Degree/Diploma Certificates
            • Research proposal.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              16300 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 16300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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            Living costs for Belfast

            • 561 - 890 GBP/month
              Living Costs

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