Award Type and NFQ level : RESEARCH PH.D. (10)

CAO/PAC code : MHK02 (PT), MHK03 (FT)

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

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Candidates take 50 credits over three years. This is comprised of GSA1, GSA2, GSA3, EN841, EN842, EN851, EN852, EN861, EN862 plus at least one other module from the list of optional modules.

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

September (or other agreed time)



Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
  • TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
  • PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Dr Conrad Brunström
Research interests focus on eighteenth century culture and literature, with  particular attention to theories of rhetoric, and gender theory.

Dr Denis Condon
Research interests include film in Ireland in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the interrelationships between popular theatre, tourism, and spectatorship; European cinema.

Dr Íde Corley
Specialises in postcolonial literatures and cultures with particular attention to Pan-African nationalism and black internationalism. Her research explores the transnational circulation of literary forms; the relationships between literary and social authority; and how globalizing forms and enactments of gender and desire interact with local cultures in African and African diasporic contexts.

Prof Colin Graham
A wide range of research interests, including postcolonial theory, postmodernism, Irish visual culture, contemporary writing from Northern Ireland, and nineteenth-century poetry.

Dr Conor McCarthy
Research interests include Ireland and modernity, postcolonial theory, and the history of Irish intellectual culture.

Dr Emer Nolan
Research interests include James Joyce, contemporary Irish fiction and cultural theory, and nineteenth-century Irish fiction.

Dr Stephen O’Neill
Research interests in Shakespearean and early modern drama; Shakespeare and Ireland; Shakespeare and new media, especially YouTube.

Dr Moynagh Sullivan
Research interests include Irish postmodernism, gender theory and contemporary Irish women’s writing.

Under construction

Online application only

PAC Code
PhD Full-time
MHK03 PhD Part-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Covering letter and draft proposal.

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport. 



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