Interested individuals are encouraged to make an informal approach to the Department to discuss their proposal and establish an initial fit between their interests and the Department’s research priorities and expertise. Formally, an applicant wishing to undertake a research degree should submit a research proposal in writing of 3,000–4,000 words and consult with the Department on the general suitability of the research topic, and on the availability of an appropriate supervisor.
The research proposal should provide the following information: - Introduction to the central research topic that the student proposes to investigate - Reference to the key debates and issues relevant to the research - An indication the body of literature that the research will analyse; the main data that will be collected and/or analysed and the methods that will be used - An outline of the potential significance of the proposed research for the field under investigation
Closing date Research applications are generally accepted at any time
Taught Master's Alumni Scholarship
No. of awards TBC
These postgraduate scholarships for Masters study are funded with the support of the Alumni Affinity Card and provide graduates of Maynooth University (including the graduating class of 2017) with a €5,000 scholarship towards fees for a full-time Taught Masters programme at Maynooth University.
Value of Scholarship(s)
A minimum 65% honours level 8 undergraduate degree result and a personal statement is required.
Minimum 2.1 in undergraduate degree. Entry also subject to Departmental approval of application and proposal Departmental ability to provide supervision. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.