Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research

Next intake of students: September 2015

Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday, 19th August 2015.

Funded PhD Scholarships are now available. Please click HERE for further details.

The PhD in Child and Youth Research is a four year full-time or six year part-time structured PhD programme delivered as part of a collaboration between the School of Psychology and the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre (UCFRC) at the School of Political Science and Sociology.

The programme combines thesis and taught modules. All students must complete a major dissertation (c. 80,000 words). The taught modules which are delivered in years one and two provide course participants with the opportunity to widen their knowledge and skill base as well as feeding into the development of their thesis work.

Entry Requirements

Entrants will be expected to have an upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a social science. If applicants do not have a degree of that kind, they must have demonstrated high ability by some other means (e.g. through publications or achievement in a higher degree). Applications are welcome from individuals with strong policy and practice experience in relation to children and young people. Garda vetting is required for students participating in this programme.

For further information on the programme and how to apply please visit (Structured PhD) Child and Youth Research website.

The programme brochure is available HERE.