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PhD (School of Histories and Humanities) Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin



Course info


The School of Histories and Humanities offers two research programmes: a Doctoral Programme leading to the PhD degree (3-4 years full time, 6 years part time). PhD students complete a thesis of no more than 100,000 words.

Doctoral students undertake focused research with supervision. Potential applicants should prepare a proposal on an original research topic and approach a member of staff with appropriate expertise to act as supervisor for the project. Once a supervisor has been identified students must submit a formal application through the online admissions system.

All students are enrolled in the Structured PhD Programme. Programme (as appropriate). This requires the completion and maintenance of a Research and Professional Development Plan, participation in relevant research seminars and annual progress reviews as part of compulsory research training modules. Where appropriate, doctoral students may audit additional modules to gain specific skills. The Student Learning Development team also offer workshops to support postgraduate students. These cover topics such as research skills, writing skills, self-management, presenting papers and getting published.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD (School of Histories and Humanities).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

€11,364.00 (10,12,551) per year

Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.

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


Sep-21, Mar-22


Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green,

Dublin 2,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements. Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country; a fluent command of the English language. Display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
  • University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)

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

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