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Scholarships at University College Cork

There are 3 scholarships available at University College Cork.

Excellence Scholarships (PhD)

Eligibility requirements

UCC offers 11 Excellence Scholarships every year to applicants who intend starting a PhD or PhD Track or MPhil as a pathway to a PhD  in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. 

Applicants must have at least Second Class Honours (Grade 1) or equivalent in their first or subsequent degree and must have already applied for their chosen postgraduate course.

Value details

Cover EU tuition fees

Application deadline

Expected April 2020

Boole International Doctoral Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The Boole International Doctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences are for prospective doctoral students from non-EU countries.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Have applied for a PhD, a PhD Track or an MPhil in UCC's College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • Have a minimum Second Class Honours grade 1 (or equivalent) in your first or subsequent degree
  • Be liable for non-EU fees
  • Be self-funded (i.e. not funded by any other organisation, government or scholarship scheme)

Application details

The completed application form must be emailed.

Important Notes

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Hard copy applications will not be accepted, including those sent by post or fax.
  • All applications will be acknowledged by email within ten working days.

Value details

Receive funding of 50% towards the non-EU doctoral fee

College of Business and Law Research Masters Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The LLM by Research Degree involves writing a thesis of approximately 40,000 words under academic supervision. The student will be expected to submit the completed thesis for examination after 12 months. In cases where progress has been excellent and there is potential for the project to progress to PhD standard, the student may (with the support of the supervisor) apply to progress from LLM to PhD (Track) registration without submitting a completed thesis for examination. Approval of progression to PhD does not carry automatic approval of funding for the additional two years; students would have to apply separately for any such competitive scholarship schemes as may be available at that time.

To be eligible for a research degree in law, “a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1, in an approved primary degree, or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the School of Law of his/her fitness.”

The following criteria must be satisfied:

Possession of a good upper second class or first class (or equivalent) degree in law (or a related discipline);

Availability of suitable supervisor

Demonstration of aptitude for original research through the submission of a Research Proposal, which should contain the following elements:

  • Description of project, including aim and central research questions (1000 words)
  • Methodology, including theoretical framework and investigative and analytical methods (500 words)
  • Relationship to existing literature and proposed contribution to knowledge in the field of study (500 words)
  • Research plan, including organisation and scheduling of work (500 words)
  • Sample Bibliography
  • Satement of suitability of UCC Law School to host your proposed research project (including available supervision and other resources)(500 words).

Application details

Applications will be assessed by the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Law.

Value details

Valued at €5,770, which will cover the EU student’s fees

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