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Click below to see details and application form for a new PhD scholarship in Geography at Mary Immaculate College commencing in September 2017

New MIC PhD Scholarship in Geography 2017

Applications will be considered in the following topic areas

- Tracking the evolution of a man-made aquatic habitat
- From Graveyard to Cemetery - Changing Geographies of Death and Burial in Nineteenth Century Ireland
- Children’s Independent mobility
- Ireland’s Changing Geographies of Immigration
- Using a political ecology framework to examine human-environment interactions


The Geography Department at Mary Immaculate College provides a supportive environment for students wishing to undertake research degrees, both to Masters (MA) and Doctoral (PhD) level. Supervision is available in the following specialist areas:

Economic, Urban and Rural Geography:

  • Regional and local development
  • Urbanisation and urban growth in Ireland
  • Rural restructuring
  • Social exclusion

Historical and Political Geography:

  • Historical geography
  • Political geography and governance
  • Geography of gender

Environmental Geography:

  • Ecological Responses
  • Palaeolimnology/Palaeoecology
  • Environmental Reconstructions
  • Environmental change
  • Marine micropalaeontology 

Entry Requirements

General requirements and regulations follow those set out by the University of Limerick. While the minimum entry requirement for both the research MA and PhD is a 2:2 honours primary degree, it is likely that successful candidates will have a 2:1 honours degree or higher.

Postgraduate Support

There is a range of financial mechanisms to support post-graduate research in geography. This includes a limited number of assistantships.

To Apply

Candidates should first contact the Head of the Geography Department or appropriate member of staff to discuss suitable research areas before submitting an application.

Application forms are available here or from the:
Postgraduate Office
Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick)
South Circular Road
Tel. +353 61 204556
Fax +353 61 313632




Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26