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PhD Studentships in History and Geography

PhD Studentships in History and Geography

PhD Studentships in History and Geography


Qualification type:




Funding for:

Irish Students; UK Students, EU Students, International Students

Funding amount:

£13,170 converted salary* plus fee waiver



Full Time

24th July 2017

Outstanding PhD candidates will be offered a fee waiver and a tax-free scholarship of €15,000 per annum for four years.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. DCU has been 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 with a strong research track record in Irish and European History, Irish historical Geography, social and physical Geography and geopolitics.

We invite applicants for PhD research in any area of Irish History, Environmental History, 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  geopolitics.

The School operates a full-time four-year PhD programme with a range of taught courses in the first year and further professional training offered in other years. As well as a tax-free stipend, we may support our students with limited funding for conference and research travel. The School also gives its PhD students opportunity to participate in the teaching of the School.

Prospective applicants are encouraged 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: http://www.dcu.ie/history_geography/people/index.shtml

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, james.kelly@dcu,ie by 24 July 2017.

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 2017 and are expected to be normally resident in Dublin for the duration of the programme.


4th July, 2017