We offer both two types of research postgraduate degrees (M.Litt and PhD) in the Department of Sociology. Research M.Litts take approximately two years and PhDs from 4-5 years. The image above shows three of our PhD graduates from Oct 2015 - left to right, Clodagh, Ania and Jean. You will see links to their research projects below in the section on our postgraduates and their theses.

We have a number of information handbooks that you can download which detail what a postgraduate degree entails and tells you more about the Department Research Postgraduate Handbook 2018-19    
Regulations governing PhD programmes.   

     We have a frequently asked questions section below​. If you have questions about pursuing a postgraduate degree with us in the Sociology department then please contact Prof. Honor Fagan.

The University offers a limited range of funding supports to taught and research postgraduates. Please check the postgraduate pages of our university website for more. 

The University also offers a range of supports from careers advice to creches -  University Student Supports  


Research postgraduates can apply at any time. All applications should be made through the online PAC system.

Informal queries can be made to our postgraduate coordinator Prof. Honor Fagan.

You can also visit the university's graduate studies page to find out about life as a postgraduate student in Maynooth University and to find out information on funding.

 A short presentation on  Postgraduate Funding is available.

One of our recent students has also made a useful short video on life as a PhD student.