What will I learn?

This is a multidisciplinary and comparative research programme designed for students with an interest in contemporary literatures and media, who do not want to limit themselves to a specific national literature and philology. Cultural artifacts and events will be studied in broader transnational perspectives.

Research Areas

Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Performance Theories, Affect Theories, Autobiography, Postcolonial Studies.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€14,166.00 (US$ 15,999) per year

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

Start date

10 January 2022, 5 September 2022

Venue

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,

Galway,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

For international students

An MA or first class honors BA in the areas of Literature, Film Studies, Languages, European Studies, or Philosophy. Candidates should have good reading skills in at least one additional language other than English. Exceptions can be made for students who learn an additional language as part of the taught modules component during the four years of their programme.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

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

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About National University of Ireland

While situated in one of the smaller university cities globally, NUI Galway has a far-reaching reputation for excellent research and study programmes.

  • Four excellent colleges offering a wide selection of courses
  • Excellent reputation for teaching excellence and research
  • Exceptionally high graduate employment rates
  • Study in a city regularly voted one of the world’s friendliest

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