All Hallows campus

PhD Programme

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music has a vibrant research community, and we welcome enquiries from potential PhD applicants. The School welcomes both full-time and part-time PhD students.

Our research-active staff are committed to offering personal and dedicated supervision. The research interests and expertise of members of staff in the School can be found here. Along with the Faculty's Doctoral Studies Hub, the School also provides a supportive atmosphere for research postgraduates, including structured pathways, postgraduate-level modules, and a focus on professional development. Doctoral students also have dedicated work spaces on the All Hallows Campus. 

Before applying, we recommend that you read the information available at the University’s Postgraduate Research page and contact the School’s Research Convenor Dr Joseph Rivera ( 

The School offers PhD Scholarships on a competitive basis. More information can be found here.

Our School offers three routes for the pursuit of postgraduate research: MA by Research, PhD, and PhD by Artefact (Music Composition and Music Technology). If you have questions on these different routes, please contact Dr Joseph Rivera.

For more information on the vibrant research community in the DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, see the FHSS Doctoral Studies Hub.