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PhD in Child and Youth Research

Applicants are invited for the next intake of the cross-institutional, structured PhD in Child and Youth Research programme scheduled to commence in September, 2013. This programme is based on a collaboration between the National University of Ireland, Galway and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The programme which combines thesis and taught modules, can be taken on a full-time basis over four years or on a part-time basis over six years.

Trinity College Dublin and National University of Ireland Galway are delighted to offer a Structured PhD programme in Child and Youth Research, as part of an emerging Life-Course Studies research and education agenda. The programme can be taken on a full-time basis over four years or on a part-time basis over six years.

The interdisciplinary programme responds to an identified need for researchers with the requisite, high-level and wide-ranging experience and skills to undertake the kind of work that is needed in an evidence-informed policy environment. By pooling the expertise of both institutions and their international affiliates, the programme offers a doctoral degree programme leading to what will be a very valuable final qualification.

Unlike traditional, thesis-only PhDs, this programme incorporates a suite of taught modules in key areas of child and youth research. These modules will provide course participants with the opportunity to widen their knowledge and skill base as well as feeding into the development of their core thesis work.

The PhD programme aims to:

  • prepare programme participants to conduct high quality policy and practice-relevant research and programme evaluation with children and young people
  • develop programme participants’ knowledge and skills in key theoretical, methodological, policy and practice areas relating to children
  • provide graduates with the set of generic work-skills to facilitate their successful entry into the full range of employment settings

Full details on the programme and information on how to apply are available on our website:

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 30th April 2013

If you have any further questions, please contact us:
Trinity College Dublin: Dr. Lorraine Swords:
NUI Galway: Ms Nuala Donohue:

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Published Mar. 21, 2013 1:07 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:31 PM