Philosophy - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Philosophy - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHV02 MHV03 MHV04 MHV05
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.

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date.
PAC Application Information

Expand+Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at This is an online application system that allows applicants, for a fee of €50, ...

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Duration MHV02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHV03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHV04 MLitt 2 years Full-time
MHV05 MLitt 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 be expected to have a Second Class Honours Grade 1 primary degree in Philosophy. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff to discuss their projected area of research and to identify academic supervisor(s). For non-EU students, IELTS level 6.5 English language ability is required.
Comment Philosophy
The Philosophy Department’s particular strengths in the history of Philosophy and its expertise in the hermeneutical and phenomenological traditions provide an excellent supportive environment for postgraduate student research in Philosophy. Most philosophical traditions and themes are present in the curriculum including: Medieval, Renaissance, Modern, and Contemporary Continental approaches.
Course Content

Expand+The programme will provide the students with a professional training in academic research in Philosophy, and thus enables them to contribute to national and international scholarship and to interdisciplinary co-operation. The department aims to provi...

Research Areas Research Interests
The Department of Philosophy at Maynooth University research interests include: Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, phenomenology, Philosophy of religion, value theory, ethics, and Ireland’s Medieval philosophical heritage.
Further Enquiries Programme Director Prof Philipp Rosemann
Postgraduate Coordinator Dr Mette Lebech
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3661 / 3781
Fax +353 (0)1 708 4525
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Address Department of Philosophy, Arts Building, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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