Exciting new Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies launched at MIC

Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies

Mary I Post Grad Prospectus for structured PhD in Contemporart Irish Studies. Picture: Brian Arthur.

Exciting new Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies launched at MIC

The Institute of Irish Studies at MIC is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies. The programme, starting in September 2018, aims to provide a suite of modules that are focused on contemporary issues in Irish society, politics, and culture.

According to Dr Eugene O’Brien, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies and Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at MIC; “The Structured PhD in Contemporary Irish Studies combines the expertise of our lecturers who are widely published in diverse areas of Irish Studies, with the dedicated Research and Graduate School facilities at MIC. This combination provides for a unique programme that allows for individual student attention and extremely flexible modes of delivery at a very competitive programme cost.”

Dr O’Brien goes on to say that the programme’s focus will be on contemporary Irish studies, and how, specifically, the study of a series of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary areas of the Irish experience can lead to a clearer understanding of the Ireland of today, which will be a baseline for the study of the Ireland of the future.  The modules will be delivered by experts, all of whom have a track record in publishing in their respective fields.

He adds; “This programme also offers students a diverse range of modules across a range of topics and subjects, a one-year residential component, the option to complete the thesis through blended learning and a flexible part-time option. Individuals who meet the entry requirements and have a particular interest in the humanities and education, or have an Irish American background or simply wish to experience another culture are invited to apply.”

Teaching on the one-year residential component will take place at the dedicated Research and Graduate School facilities on MIC Campus, Limerick. The next three years may then be spent on campus or off campus, completing the thesis portion of the programme.  Supervision will be undertaken by experts in the chosen areas, with access to the Faculty’s significant record of publications in many areas of Irish Studies.

Application deadline May 31st.

 

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