What will I learn?

The Structured PhD in Children and Youth Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice in relation to children and young people. Set in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the programme explores key aspects of the rights and well-being of children and young people. It does so recognising the complexity and inter-dependence of issues facing contemporary childhoods and youth.

This fast growing area is suited to those working with children and young people across a range of professional and public services including education, psychology, social work, health, law, social policy, NGO and research settings. As a PhD student you will join a dynamic team of researchers working in the area of children and youth in the School of Education, as well as across the university through our role in the Centre for Childhood and Human Development, Geary Institute.

The programme is especially relevant to those who are interested in deepening analysis and understanding of the rights and wellbeing of children and young people across a range of services and settings.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€12,180.00 (US$ 13,435) per year

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

Start date

20 January 2020

Venue

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree.  In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme. English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

For international students

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree. In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme.

English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

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