School of Applied Social Studies MPhil/ PhD Scholarship

MPhil/ PhD Scholarship 2020

Applications are invited from candidates who wish to carry out original social science research for the degree of PhD (or PhD Track or MPhil) in Applied Social Studies at University College Cork in any of the following areas:

Social Policy; Social Work; Youth Work; Community Work; the Irish Welfare State; Human Rights; Gender Equality; Mothering; Sexuality; Health; Disability; Ageing; Dementia Care; Migration; Childhood and Youth; Conflict Resolution; and Housing and Homelessness.  Other related areas could also be considered.

Candidates should present proposals to conduct original research that will contribute to current social scientific debates in any of the areas above. Applicants should have at least a Second Class Honours (Grade 1) primary degree or Master's degree in a relevant social sciences discipline.

One Scholarship is available in the form of a fee waiver (of up to €5,770 per annum) for 3 years from the date of first registration.

The successful applicant will be supervised by staff members in the School of Applied Social Studies and will be (primarily) located in the School of Applied Social Studies. The successful applicant will also apply through the normal procedures for acceptance onto the MPhil/ PhD programme at the School of Applied Social Studies (  Applicants are advised to apply to by 14 February 2020.  The successful candidate will also become an MPhil/ PhD Scholar of the School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork.

INFO ABOUT SCHOOL: The School of Applied Social Studies is one of the largest academic units in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.  The College has over 300 doctoral students and provides a wide range of activities and training through its Graduate School. See:

Applications are invited from students who will commence a PhD (or PhD Track or MPhil) programme in April 2020 in University College Cork (max. 3 years funding). For information on UCC's structured PhD see:

Applicants should read the Terms and Conditions before applying.

Enquiries should be directed to Dr Elizabeth Kiely, Chair of the School's Graduate Studies Committee.  Email:

Closing date for receipt of applications and all relevant supporting materials is 21 February, 2020.


MPhil/ PhD Application Form and Accompanying Documentation

Application Form and Checklist: MPhil/ PhD Scholarship Application Form and Checklist

Referee's Report Form: Referee's Report Form

Scholarship Terms and Conditions: School MPhil/ PhD Scholarship Terms and Conditions


School of Applied Social Studies

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