The School of English, Dublin City University: Doctoral Research Scholarships

The new School of English DCU is a dynamic research-focused school with expertise in a variety of literary eras and genres including Poetry, Children’s Literature, Irish Studies, American writing, post-colonial literature, nineteenth century writing, the Novel, Drama, and Creative Writing. This is an exciting time for us as we build upon our strengths and traditions in a newly expanded School. As part of our commitment to excellence in postgraduate research the School of English is pleased to offer a scholarship for a full-time PhD student commencing September 2016. The successful candidate will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid. There will also be a number of scholarships for fees available.



Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least 2.1 level. It is desirable that they should hold a relevant Master’s qualification. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.



The School of English is interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

  • American Poetry
  • Book History
  • Children’s Literature generally or directed at the St Patrick’s Campus Library archives including Patricia Lynch Collection, Padraic Colum Collection, Cathal Ó Sándair Collection, Bartlett Puffin Collection.
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature
  • Experimental Literature
  • History of Reading
  • Irish Film, Novel, Short Story, Poetry, Theatre, Drama, Women Writers
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature and Politics
  • Literature and Sexuality
  • Literature and Sport
  • Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Popular Literature
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • Romanticism


Application Procedure:

See Graduate Studies Office on application process: