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PhD in Child and Youth Research at Trinity College Dublin

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 is a four year, full-time PhD delivered as part of a collaboration between NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin.

Unlike traditional, thesis-only PhDs, this programme incorporates a suite of taught modules in key areas of child and youth research. These taught courses, undertaken in years one and two, provide course participants with the opportunity to widen their knowledge and skill base as well as feeding into the development of their dissertation, which they will begin in year one and will focus exclusively on in years three and four.

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

Entrants will be expected to have an upper second class honours degree in a social science. If applicants do not have a degree of that kind, they must have demonstrated high ability by some other means (e.g. through publications or achievement in a higher degree). Applications are welcome from individuals with strong policy and practice experience in relation to children.

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 Apr. 8, 2013 12:29 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:32 PM