36 months
Duration
18000 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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About

In the Irish and Celtic programme at Queen's University Belfast, you will be part of a vibrant research area that is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond. 

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Overview

Here you will work in a dynamic and forward-looking research group that engages in cutting-edge scholarship across all periods of the Irish language, both on an individual and collaborative basis. You will be able to develop your own research potential as part of a community of research students in Modern Languages that is driven by interdisciplinarity, collaboration and innovation in the advancement of knowledge.

Career Prospects

Doctoral graduates in  Irish and Celtic  programme at Queen's University Belfast typically go on to hold posts in academia, government, business and in Irish language promotion. Recent graduates have taken up posts in the European Commission, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, University College Dublin, University College Cork, New York City University and the Department for Communities (formerly DCAL).

Programme Structure

PhD opportunities are available in:

  • Historical linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Dialectology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Onomastics
  • Language politics
  • Paremiology and Phraseology
  • Folkloristics
  • Memory Studies
  • Early modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic language and literature
  • Language and identity in Ireland and Scotland

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. While a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) is not essential, it is desirable and applicants without this qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,596
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,596
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £4,596
  • EU Other - £18,000
  • International - £18,000

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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