Anthropology - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Anthropology - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHC02 MHC03 MHC04 MHC05
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MLitt & PhD
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.
PAC Application Information

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Duration MHC02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHC03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHC04 MLitt by Research 2 years Full-time
MHC05 MLitt by Research 3 years Part-time
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support

Postgraduate students are sometimes eligible for more than funding. Tax relief and some medical entitlements are also a possibility. You can find information about budgeting, medical entitlements and tax relief by visiting: www.maynoothuni...

Entry Requirements Normally students are admitted to the PhD programme only after completing a master’s degree, preferably in anthropology. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff to discuss their projected area of research.
Comment Maynooth University is home to the only department of anthropology in the Republic of Ireland. Our department was established in 1983 and since then has gained an international reputation for the quality of its research and the teaching and learning experience it provides.
Course Content Research degrees require considerable initiative on the part of the student to engage in independent, original scholarship. The Anthropology Department supports the student’s research offering professional and specialist modules in academic research in anthropology and through mentoring the research student throughout their research experience.
Research Areas Research Interests
PhD students in anthropology have the opportunity to participate in research projects ranging from famine to drug use, from international migration to HIV, and from language policy to consumer cultures, and have carried out fieldwork in such places as Sudan, disadvantaged areas of Dublin’s inner city, the Midwestern US, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Scandinavia.
Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator: Dr Pauline Garvey
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3587 / 3984
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3570
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