School of English PhD Studentship 2017-2018

27 Jun 2017

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10th August 2017

Information about the School

Before you apply, please consult the website at for information about the School and the range of research specializations represented by School staff. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Lee Jenkins, Head of School: or  Dr Ken Rooney 


PhD studentships 2017-2018

Applications are invited for a fixed-term studentship from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake a PhD (or PhD Track as a pathway to a PhD) in the School of English, starting September 2017, and also from PhD Track/PhD students currently registered with the School of English.  Applicants should already have applied through PAC (  The award of the studentship is contingent on the student being accepted to the relevant PhD or PhD Track programme.


PhD studentships of €5,770 per annum covering PhD EU fees, funded for 3 years, subject to the holder’s satisfactory progress as reviewed yearly by the School Graduate Studies Committee. 


Teaching and/or administrative duties

Each studentship holder will be assigned some teaching and/or administrative duties within the School as part of his/her appointment. 


Qualifications and person specification

  • Applicants must hold a first-class or good upper-second-class honours BA degree in any area or period of the discipline of English. Candidates who also have a good MA or MPhil degree will be given preference.


  • Appointees must be committed to doctoral research and have excellent academic writing abilities and strong research potential. They must be energetic, self-motivated and well-organized, with good communication skills and the capacity and willingness to work in the School as part of a team. 


How to apply and closing date

Please email c.v. (including precise degree grades), and details of two academic referees by 10 August 2017 to: Anne Fitzgerald, Administrator, School of English, UCC:   Successful applicants will be notified via email.





English Department

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland