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PhD Scholarships

Doctoral Scholarships are available in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music. Applications are open from May 10th 2017 - June 14th 2017. Completed applications should be submitted to the School by email during this period.

The following scholarships are available in 2017

a PhD scholarship in Theology (further details are available here)
a PhD scholarship in Music (further details are available here)

Scholarships commence in October 2017. Funding for up to 4 years covers fees (EU or NonEU) and a tax-free stipend of  €16,000.

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PhD Scholarship in Theology

Applications are welcome in the areas of Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics, and Interreligious Theology.

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 particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Ethics
  • Interreligious Theology

Application Procedure:Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music staff member. Candidates will be directed to potential supervisors on application.

Email applications to Dr. Ethna Regan, Head of School: ethna.regan@dcu.ie, indicating Theology PhD scholarships in the subject line. 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 c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Inquiries:Inquiries to Dr. Ethna Regan, Head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music or Dr Patricia Flynn, Convenor of Research in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at: ethna.regan@dcu.ie or patricia.flynn@dcu.ie

Other useful resources:DCU Graduate Studies Office: http://dcu.ie/graduatestudies/index.shtml.

Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

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PhD Scholarship in Music

Applications are welcome in the areas of Musicology, Applied Musicology or Music Composition

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

Topics: Music Faculty supervise research in a range of areas. You can view a full list on the right hand tab below.

Application Procedure:Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a member of Music staff. Candidates should email patricia.flynn@dcu.ie to registrer their interest and area of research and will be directed to potential supervisors.

Completed applications should be emailed to the School Research Convenor Dr Patricia Flynn patricia.flynn@dcu.ie, indicating Music PhD scholarships in the subject line. Applications should include the following:

Musicology or Applied Musicology

  • 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 c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Composition

  • Three scores of your recent compositions as examples of your work.
  • 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 c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).This should include your research question, your compositional approach, how your work relates to existing composition and relevant literature as well as the scope of the compositions you intend to compose.

 Please note: Following the offer of a Faculty Scholarship students will apply to register with the University through the postgraduate applications centre. www.pac.ie and must meet all the requirements of the University.


16th May, 2017
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