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Research & Graduate School

The Research & Graduate School at Mary Immaculate College is based on the John Henry Newman Campus, adjacent to the MIC Limerick Campus, building a community of professional practice in a dedicated research space and providing office accommodation for postgraduate research students and visiting scholars. The RGS administers bespoke research funding schemes and provides full pre and post-award research grant support. It coordinates development of new postgraduate research degree programmes, as well as managing all aspects of research postgraduate support, including admissions, scholarships, tutor awards, travel support, and annual progression review schemes for postgraduate research students.

A Message from the Head of Graduate School

In the MIC Research & Graduate School we are committed to the highest quality postgraduate student experience. We support all research postgraduate students as they engage and progress in their journeys towards master’s (Level 9) and doctoral (Level 10) degrees. Our students include those studying for Masters by Research, traditional PhD, structured PhD, professional doctorates, monograph or article-based theses and joint awards (NFQ Level 9 or 10 with a partner institution/s).

Through relevant and responsive seminars, individual and group meetings, skills events and bespoke training, students in all of these categories are fully supported by the Research & Graduate School. We place particular emphasis on providing training for key processes and procedures such as research thesis management, the supervision process, integrity, ethics and ethical decision-making and Viva Voce oral examinations.

Working in parallel with our academic departments, the RGS strengthens the capacity to conceptualise and progress your research from the beginning through the early identification of your skills training needs. The RGS helps you to track your training needs through annual research review meetings and informal interactions.

Throughout their time at MIC, our staff, who have lived research experiences of their own, provide professional and personal advice, care and attention to each and every postgraduate student. Our shared learning space on the John Henry Newman Campus provides a unique environment for a positive and memorable postgraduate student experience at MIC.

Professor James Deegan
Professor James Deegan
Head of Graduate School

Working in parallel with our academic departments, the RGS strengthens the capacity to conceptualise and progress your research from the beginning.

Prof. James Deegan, Head of Graduate School

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