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PhD Scholarships in Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics

Dublin City University - School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Dublin - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €22,000 per annum, plus fees, for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 28th March 2024
Closes: 26th April 2024

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University, ranked as one of the top 100 universities under 50 as per Times Higher Education, is a dynamic and creative learning environment with a strong commitment to social and cultural engagement, and world-class research. The academic study of religion in DCU takes place within a pluralist, multi-religious, secular, and interdisciplinary context, with internationally-recognised staff who have distinguished records in research and teaching. We are currently offering Doctoral Scholarships and applications are welcome in the areas of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least 2.1 level in Theology, Religious Studies, or a related discipline, and a Master’s Degree in Theology, Religious Studies, or a related discipline. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

Topics:

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

  • Philosophy, especially European Philosophy; Critique of Capitalism; Radical Enlightenment
  • Ethics/Applied Ethics
  • New Testament and Early Judaism
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Interreligious Dialogue
  • Theological Ethics
  • Systematic Theology
  • Moral Theology
  • Religion, Society, and Culture
  • Ecclesiology and Church History

Application Procedure:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to first draft a research proposal (proposal instructions can be found here). Applicants should then make informal contact with a faculty member whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work in advance of an application. Questions can be directed to the School Research Convenor, Dr Joseph Rivera (joseph.rivera@dcu.ie)

Email Scholarship applications to Joseph Rivera: joseph.rivera@dcu.ie indicating Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics PhD scholarships in the subject line. 

Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Friday, 26 April, 2024. Applications should include the following:

  • A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
  • Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
  • A research proposal ca. 2,000 words, accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count). See School website for guidance on writing a research proposal.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (as required).

Please note: Following the offer of a Faculty Scholarship, students will apply to register with the University through the University’s Student Application Portal, and must meet all the entry requirements of the university.

Inquiries:

Inquiries to the School Research Convenor, Dr Joseph Rivera (joseph.rivera@dcu.ie).

Other useful resources:

DCU Graduate Studies Office: https://www.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/postgraduate-research-how-apply

Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Friday, 26 April, 2024.

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