The Department of Political Science welcomes applications for a 4 year fully-funded PhD program at Trinity College Dublin. Application for financial support is inbuilt as part of the scholarship.
The Department has placement for six students/year, with enough funds for each student to cover the costs of tuition, teaching and research artisanship, conferences, travels and extra funds of up to 14,000 euros per year to take care of the daily needs of the student.
The four-year doctoral program is intended to give students the best type of post-graduate education and positions them as experts in their fields. Most of the Ph.D. graduates have gone ahead to have excellent careers as teachers in colleges and professionals in the public and private sectors.
To find out more about post-program careers and the quality of research from graduates of this program, click on this link.
Around Europe and worldwide, the Department of Political Science at Trinity has gained a reputation as one of the best places to study for a post-graduate degree. For example, a May 2016 QS subject rankings placed Trinity College’s Political Science Department 14th in Europe and 43rd in the world.
Furthermore, the Department in partnership with the University of Dublin provides training for graduate students in the prestigious Dublin School of Social Sciences. The doctoral program is intended to train students on issues related to modern politics, including methods and techniques on how to design the best templates for research. Great attention is usually paid to teaching students how to come up with original research and turn that research subject into a unique dissertation that can withstand rigorous peer scrutiny.
Only extraordinary and highly motivated graduate students are required for this doctoral program. Preference would be given to students with a predilection for research in areas considered as the strong research points of the department. These areas include
– Comparative European politics
– European Union politics and policies, including the European Court of Justice
– Irish politics
– African politics
– Electoral systems and political parties
– Legislative politics
– Politics of climate change
– International conflict and security
– Political theory.
On the type of applicants needed, the Department further added this as research qualities that would be an advantage;
The Department additionally welcomes applications from understudies whose exploration creates inventive quantitative strategies, for example, the quantitative examination of political writings, as this is another solid range of research among staff.”
Prospective applicants should apply through this portal: Online application portal for PhD Sudy in Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin
Intending applicants who wish to make contact with their potential dissertation supervisors can connect with the Departmen’t staff here.
Additinal information about the program can be gotten here.
All applications must be submitted on or before the 31st of March, 2017.
Department of Political Science
2 College Green
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 896 3484