(Structured PhD) Child and Youth Research

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,
School of Psychology

Course overview

The PhD in Child and Youth Research is a four year, full-time, structured, cross-institutional PhD delivered as part of a collaboration between NUIG and Trinity College Dublin. In years one and two, students will take taught courses. In years three and four, students will concentrate on the preparation of a substantial dissertation, which they will have begun in year one.  


The PhD in Child and Youth Research programme (part-time) is a six year, part-time, structured, cross-institutional PhD delivered as part of a collaboration between NUIG and Trinity College Dublin. In years one and two, students will take taught courses. In the subsequent years, students will concentrate on the preparation of a substantial dissertation, which they will have begun in year one.


Course structure
All students must complete a major dissertation (c.80,000). By Easter in year one, students will submit a doctoral research proposal which must be approved by the Course Committee. They will be allocated to an individual research supervisor, who will be a member of the academic staff of the relevant Schools in TCD and NUI Galway. Annual progress reports will be required, and dissertations will be examined by an internal examiner and an external examiner.


The taught element of the course will be assessed by a combination of attendance/ participation and end of semester assignments. Students will complete two essays per academic year in years 1 and 2, as well as research assignments arising from the research methods modules. Not all modules will require written assignments.

Programmes available

Structured PhD (Child and Youth Research), full-time

Structured PhD (Child and Youth Research), part-time

Entry requirements

Entrants, who must be graduates, will be expected to have an upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a social science. If applicants do not have a degree of that kind, they must have demonstrated high ability by some other means (e.g. through publications or achievement in a higher degree). Applications are welcome from individuals with strong policy and practice experience in relation to children.

Areas of interest

Child and Youth Research.

Researcher profiles

See http://www.childandyouthresearch.ie/personnel.html for information on contributors to the PhD in Child and Youth Research programme.

Find out more

Dr. Caroline Heary | Dr. John Canavan
T +353 91 495 059 | +353 91 495 397
E caroline.heary@nuigalway.ie | john.canavan@nuigalway.ie
www.childandyouthresearch.ie/

PAC code

PhD (full-time) GYG00
PhD (part-time) GYG42

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Closing date:
14th June 2013