What will I learn?

Programme Aims:

The key aims of research in the School of Art & Design are to provide learners with generic and specific research skills, to generate study at the highest level into the meaning, processes and effects of Art & Design; and to promote the public domain relevance of this work within cultural, social and economic contexts. You will be allotted one or more supervisors who guide and oversee your research work. You will submit a body of art/design work accompanied by a written report or thesis only (both modes of submission involve viva-voce examination), for the award of a research Degree.

Which department am I in?

Limerick School of Art and Design

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
€12,750.00 (US$ 14,395) per year
Start date

September 2022


Clare Street Campus

Limerick School of Art and Design,

Clare Street,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a primary honours degree, or equivalent degree in a cognate discipline, with a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2.2 OR An appropriate professional qualification in a cognate discipline AND at least 2 years relevant professional experience/responsibility OR A primary honours degree AND at least 3 years relevant professional responsibility and experience.

For international students

Postgraduate application forms are available from the School of Art & Design, or the Graduate Studies and Research Office at the Moylish Park Campus. Applicants are required to provide a CV and an outline for their Research Proposal, to include: The aims and objectives of the proposed research, The likely research method, A work programme giving the different stages of the proposed project and indicating the time-frame for achieving the stated aims and objectives.

IELTS score for entry to graduate courses a minimum score of 6.0

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


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