PhD / MSc by Research

PhD / MSc by Research

We have a vibrant postgraduate research community and we welcome applications from graduates wishing to do a PhD or MSc by Research. Our School provides excellent opportunities and a supportive environment for research postgraduates with expert supervision from highly dedicated staff.

See our areas of expertise here.

Staff profiles and their relevant research areas can be reviewed here.

Please contact any member of our staff that you are interested in discussing PhD or MSc by Research opportunities with.

For more information please contact our research convenor:
Dr Sinéad Smyth 



Postgraduate Research: How to Apply

Postgraduate Research Degrees at DCU

All postgraduate research applications to DCU where applicants intend to commence BEFORE 1st September 2024 will continue to be processed through the University's Student Application Portal, available here.  

Before making an application, we recommend that you read the information below. General information on making an application is available from the Registry website.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Application.

All postgraduate research applications made for commencement AFTER 1st September 2024, will require the applicant to complete a pre-application form [LINK TO FOLLOW] to begin the application process.

Once this form has been reviewed, the applicant will be sent information via email with instructions to progress their postgraduate research application to DCU.