Current Postgrads

 Alan GibbsThere are well over 300 research students and over 600 taught postgrads in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS). The CACSSS Graduate School aims to enhance the student experience and to provide a range of courses and facilities which foster a high quality research culture. 

The Graduate School works with the College’s eleven Schools and the UCC Graduate Studies Office to develop new initiatives to ensure that CACSSS provides a vibrant teaching and research environment. We want to ensure that your graduate experience in CACSSS is as rewarding as possible, fulfilling your expectations, including those associated with the career options you choose in the future.

The Graduate School delivers training and organises events for research students in the humanities and social sciences. We have developed a range of modules to enhance both general and discipline-specific research skills, and also offer a series of graduate education modules and themed masterclasses, plus a range of career orientation workshops (in conjunction with the Careers Office). We thus aim to complement the various Schools' graduate education and cultural programmes and to provide you with intellectual, social and networking opportunities across the College.

The Graduate School maintains a scholarship scheme that aims to reward and retain our best students, recruit new students into graduate education from UCC, Ireland and abroad, and, on a competitive basis, to offer the funding to complete PhD research projects.  Students within the various Schools in CACSSS have been awarded significant numbers of PhD scholarships from the Irish Research Council.

In addition to work spaces and facilities offered by Schools we provide a number of work stations in the nearby Sheraton Court facility and in the Berkeley Centre in the Boole Library for exclusive use by CACSSS research students.

We are located on the ground floor of the O’Rahilly Building in rooms G26 and G26A. Please feel free to contact us (details below) to discuss issues of concern or to provide us with information relating to graduate functions.

Dr. Alan Gibbs,

Associate Dean, Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences‌

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