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PhD Scholarships: History and Archivistics

University College Dublin - The School of History

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Dublin - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Full fees waiver
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019

The School of History, University College Dublin is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for two PhD Scholarships.

Qualification Type: PhD

Irish Students; UK Students, EU Students, International Students

Funding amount: Full fees waiver

Closing Date for applications: 31 May 2019

The School of History, University College Dublin is home to the largest group of historians in Ireland. The research expertise of staff members range from Irish to European and global history, from the early Middle Ages to the late twentieth century. The School is ranked within the top 100 history departments in the world.

The School is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for two PhD Scholarships to undertake research in any area of History and Archivistics. Applications should state clearly which faculty member would be a suitable supervisor. Details on faculty members research expertise are available at

The School offers a full and part time PhD programme with a range of taught courses and further professional training. The School also provides its PhD students with the opportunity to participate in teaching.

Outstanding qualified candidates will be offered scholarships to cover all tuition fees, (EU or non-EU).

Those awarded the scholarships will be required to submit an application to the next round of the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

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.

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). Your proposal should describe you're a) methodology and core research questions b) how your research relates to existing research in the area and include an indicative list of relevant primary sources.

Candidates should also indicate their prospective supervisor. Applications should be sent, by email, to by 31 May 2019.

Successful candidates will also 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.

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