Doing a PhD in the area of intellectual disability?

To read on Trinity College Dublin website:

The National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID) is one of Trinity College Dublin’s most innovative initiatives. Its mission is promoting inclusion for people with intellectual disability through education, research and advocacy.

Interested in doing a PhD?

Individuals interested in pursuing a Postgraduate Research programme in the area of Disability should contact Dr Eoin O’Sullivan and arrange an appointment to discuss their research interests.  A provisional proposal should be available for discussion at this meeting.  If the proposal is deemed suitable a supervisor would then be identified and agreed on. Once this has been established  the candidate may then proceed to make their application.

There are 2 options when applying for a Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Full time option: From 2 years minimum on the register – to 4 years maximum
Part time option: From 3 years minimum on the register –  to 6 years part time maximum

Click here for a structural overview of the postgraduate courses offered by Trinity College.

No closing dates apply to applications for higher degrees by research but there are only two registration periods (September and March). Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible prior to their chosen registration period as supervisory capacity may be limited.

Fee information is available on the Treasurer’s Office website, however the rates for PhD study at the time of publishing are listed below:

  • Full Time PhD 5,250 (EU fee category) 8,800 (non EU fee category)
  • Part Time PhD 3,675 (EU fee category) 6,100 (non EU fee category)

NB: students must also pay a sports centre charge of 77euro and 8euro USI levy as part of the registration process.

Making your application

You should read the information on the School of Social Work and Social Policy research page. At the bottom of this page there are a number of different links that will take you through to the application process ( depending on which time period you wish to apply for i.e. March or September.

The Graduate Studies Office have a research admissions desk and can be contacted with any queries you may have regarding your application. +353 1 896 2968

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