What will I learn?

The PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) (DAH) is a full-time inter-institutional inter-disciplinary thematic structured PhD programme running over 48 months from the date of first registration for the programme, and is co-ordinate with National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster. This programme is also available on a part-time basis. Full-time and part-time students will complete the taught modules over the same time-frame.

Programme Learning Outcomes for PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

  • Have a profound understanding of the field of Digital Humanities or Digital Arts, as well as applications to the field(s) in which their final assessment exercise is situated.
  • Present research findings in both traditional scholarly monographs and as digital artifacts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity.
  • Integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgments so as to work at the frontiers of knowledge.
  • Communicate with their peers, the larger scholarly community and with society in general about their areas of expertise.
  • Develop awareness of the career applications in a knowledge-based society of skills learned and projects undertaken.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Over 48 months)

Tuition fees
€13,000.00 (US$ 15,557) per year

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

Start date

Expected September 2021


University College Cork

College Road,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applications will normally be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to a UCC Bachelor (Hons) degree and whose grades are equivalent to a UCC Second-Class Honours Grade 1 or Second-Class Honours Grade 2 as appropriate. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL A minimum score of 550.

For international students

In the case of the PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) (DAH), a candidate must have attained a 2H1 BA (Hons) Degree (or equivalent) in an Arts or Humanities subject.

IELTS: 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5

TOEFL 90: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing 17

Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C

Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B

Pearson PTE: Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 59

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

UCC is an award-winning, world-class teaching and research university with over 170 years of history.

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  • Cork is rated as a top ‘cultural & creative city’
  • Over 3,000 international students
  • Over 90% of graduates secure employment after graduating