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MA / PhD in Arts by Research

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  • Programme Overview

    The Faculty of Arts at Mary Immaculate College has 13 different departments covering various disciplines in the area of Humanities. It offers academic leadership and postgraduate supervision within a broad range of research fields.

    Start your Research Journey

    Prospective postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for research proposals with the respective Heads of Department or other faculty members as appropriate.

    Academic Departments in the Faculty of Arts are as follows: 

    • Drama and Theatre Studies
    • English Language and Literature
    • French Studies
    • Gaeilge
    • Geography
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Mathematics and Computer Studies
    • Media and Communication Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Theology and Religious Studies

    Before you apply, read about the steps you have to take to do a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC here. If you have met all the criteria, click on the 'How to Apply' tab (third item in above or below) to pay your application fee and download the application form that you will submit separately.

    There are also a number of Structured PhD programmes available at MIC. See list here.

    Postgraduate Research in Arts at MIC
    Postgraduate Research in Arts at MIC
    A Master's or Doctorate in an Arts discipline with the MIC RGS can reflect well on career prospects


    Research and Graduate School Office

    T: +353 61 204318


    Programme Content

    Faculty of Arts Departments


    Drama and Theatre Studies

    Head of Department: Dr Michael Finneran

    T: +353 61 204976



    English Language and Literature

    Acting Head of Department: Dr Eoin Flannery

    T: +353 61 204386



    French Studies

    Head of Department: Dr Loïc Guyon

    T: +353 61 204352




    Head of Department: Dr Máire Ní Neachtain

    T: +353 61 204947 




    Head of Department: Prof. Des McCafferty

    T: +353 61 204317



    German Studies

    Head of Department: Dr Christiane Schönfeld

    T: +353 61 204582




    Head of Department: Dr Liam Chambers 

    T: +353 61 204534



    Mathematics and Computer Studies

    Head of Department: Diarmuid O'Driscoll

    T: +353 61 204349



    Media and Communication Studies

    Head of Department: Dr Rosemary Day

    T: +353 61 204327




    Head of Department: Dr Gareth Cox

    T: +353 61 204588




    Contact: Prof. Michael Breen

    T: +353 61 204990




    Head of Department: Dr John Perry

    T: +353 61 204311



    Theology and Religious Studies

    Head of Department: Dr Éamonn Conway

    T: +353 61 204353


    How to Apply

    Deadline for Applications: Variable

    Fees: Click here.

    After you have read How to Apply for a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC here, download and complete the application form here.

    • The application form must also include any supporting documentation requested.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.

    Pay the application fee* and return the application form by email to: or by post to: Research & Graduate School Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

    *Pay your application fee (EU: €33; non-EU: €55) using Realex here. Please note down the payment reference number, make a screenshot or print a copy for your own records.

    Research & Graduate School
    +353 61 204318

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