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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Geography Maynooth University




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Course info


The PhD degree is research degree, awarded on the basis of a research thesis. Thesis presentation is supported by a number of taught mandatory Graduate Education modules (GREPs).

Course Structure

The PhD degrees are awarded on the basis of a research thesis. From 2013, the PhD research thesis may be presented in one of two formats: either as a complete manuscript or as a collection of published work framed by an introduction and conclusion. To support the completion of the research thesis, all PhD students are required to participate in a Graduate Education Programme (GREP). Students take a variety of taught and other modules to enhance their substantive knowledge and their professional development, in a programme of study that is designed to suit a student's individual needs. PhD students are generally required to complete 25 credits of taught modules in Years 1 and 2, and 10 credits in Year 3. There may be exemptions for appropriate prior learning.

Career Options

  • Researcher in academic, public sector, voluntary sector, or private sector organisation.
  • Advocate in academic, public sector, voluntary sector, or private sector organisation.
  • Policy making/formulation in public sector and voluntary sector organisation.
  • University Lecturer/Tutor.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Geography.

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

€14,000.00 (12,49,959) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Maynooth University



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Normally an upper second or first class honours degree in Geography or a cognate subject. PhD applicants should also have a Masters degree in Geography or a cognate subject.

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

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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