Undertaking a research degree facilitates in-depth study in a discipline in which the student already has a good academic grounding. The research programme develops skills in organising, undertaking, presenting, and managing research projects that will stand to the graduate in whatever career path they pursue.
Currently we have over 50 post-graduate students, registered in Master’s, PhD and Doctorate programmes. Their research topics reflect the diverse nature of the School’s research activities and our 10 research strengths. Browse the list of current research students' project titles and supervisors to get a flavour of the diversity of our work and to see if your research idea could be pursued at DCU.
When preparing your topic, read the guidelines on writing a PhD research proposal and ensure that you:
- Clearly outline your chosen research question.
- Display evidence of your familiarity with relevant literature relating to your research question, including knowledge of published research from appropriate research journals.
- Position your research question(s) in the relevant research literature.
- Indicate the contribution your research will make to this body of knowledge.
- Suggest a possible methodology that is suitable for your study.
Applicants who have the support of a proposed supervisor may be invited to interview. If successful, you will be required to apply formally to DCU via the Postgraduate Applications Centre. Please note that applications submitted to the PAC before faculty approval has been given, will not be considered.
- General: visit our Graduate Studies Office
- Applications: view our Graduate Studies Application Procedures
- International Students: our International Office has information about studying in Ireland, including making an application, tuition fees, and life in DCU and Dublin.
- Visit the Scholarships Opportunities page at the Graduate Studies Office.