PhD Studentships In History and Geography

Dublin City University - School of History and Geography

Funding for: Irish Students; UK Students, EU Students, International Students

Funding amount: €15,000 (£13,080 converted salary*) plus fee waiver (Total value €21,000- €27,000)

The School of History and Geography at Dublin City University is a research active school with a vigorous faculty willing to supervise PhD students on topics in their areas of research expertise.

DCU is ranked as one of the top 100 universities under 50 as per Times Higher Education. The School of History and Geography is a new school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science whose staff possess a strong research track record in Irish and European History, the historical Geography of Ireland, social and physical Geography and geopolitics.

The School offers a full-time four-year PhD programme with a range of taught courses in the first year and further professional training in other years.

We invite applicants willing to undertake PhD research in any area of Irish History, Environmental History, the History of Science and Medicine, Modern European History (particularly the history of Eastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries); and Irish urban or rural historical Geography, Irish geomorphology, Irish water resources, remote sensing and  geopolitics.

Outstanding candidates will be offered scholarships valued between €21,000 and €27,000, which covers all tuition fees, (EU or non-EU), plus an annual stipend for living expenses of €15,000pa, (which is usually tax free, after some Revenue formalities) for up to 4 years, subject to satisfactory academic progress, which will be reviewed annually.

As well as a tax-free stipend, we may support our students with limited funding for conference and research travel. The School also provides its PhD students opportunity to participate in the teaching of the School.

Prospective applicants are requested to make informal contact with the member of staff whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work in advance of an application. For faculty research interests, see:

Following informal consultation with the relevant staff member, applicants should send a full CV with contact details for 2 referees, the grades achieved in their undergraduate, and, where pertinent, their Masters’ degree with copies of transcripts, and a research proposal (c. 2000 words). Candidates should also indicate their prospective supervisor. Applications should be sent, by email, to james.kelly@dcu,ie by 14 June 2018.

Successful candidates will be required to apply formally to be admitted as PhD students by the University. They may also need to show proficiency in the English language. Successful candidates will begin their studies in late September 2018 and are expected to be normally resident in Dublin for the duration of the programme.

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