How to Apply
How to Apply
Application for all EU programmes is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc through the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway.
International/Non-EU Applicants must contact the International Education Office.
EU Applicants should consult the Graduate Studies Office website.
All MA; MRes; MPhil; PhD applicants in the School of History must consult with the relevant course co-ordinator/prospective supervisor prior to application to discuss/confirm their proposed research area and to nominate their supervisor. Contact details and research areas of all staff are available on our website under ‘Staff’.
References are not required at application stage for EU applicants. All applications must satisfy a selections committee who may then ask applicants to provide letters of reference if necessary when considering applications.
When applying online to History through the PAC System:
MA applicants will also be asked to complete an online Supplementary Questions Form on the PAC system, which requests the name of a proposed supervisor and a proposed title of your research. In order to do this intending candidates must consult with the relevant MA course co-ordinator to discuss/confirm their proposed research area and nominate a supervisor. Following this consultation, the proposed supervisor and proposed title of research must be named on the Supplementary Questions Form. Your application will not be accepted by the PAC system unless this Supplementary Questions Form is fully completed on the system.
Copies of the Supplementary Questions Forms for our MA programmes are available to view here:
For full details of the MA application procedure go to the Graduate Studies website.
MRes/MPhil/PhD applicants must nominate a supervisor and submit a typed proposal with their online application. The proposal consists of 1,500-2,000 words of the proposed research area, which should include, as far as possible, aims, objectives, research questions and an outline of the literature and pertinent sources. In order to do this intending candidates must consult with the relevant staff member/supervisor prior to submitting their PAC application form and proposal. Your application will not be accepted unless the proposal is included.
For full details of the MRes (Masters in Research) procedure go here.
For full details of the Masters Research (MPhil) procedure go here.
For full details of the PhD procedure go here.
Taught programmes, offers will be made in rounds with the following closing dates for completed EU applications in 2017
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2017: Offers will be made by January 29th 2017
For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017: Offers will be made by March 15th 2017
For all completed applications received by May 3rd 2017: Offers will be made by May 17th 2017
For all completed applications received by July 1st 2017: Offers will be made by July 15th 2017
While there is no official closing date for research courses, applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official start dates - September/October, January, April and June.