Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research

About postgraduate research

A research degree involves an in-depth study of a specific topic which is then written up as a thesis. At the University of Limerick, you can apply for a Masters by research (MA), Research Doctoral (PhD) or Structured PhD (SPhD). On average a research degree takes between two to four years to complete. You can apply anytime during the year, and you can apply straight after your undergraduate degree. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information on postgraduate research.


Postgraduate research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UL

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland is a vibrant, outward-looking faculty that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality teaching. Faculty are involved in research across a range of disciplines including

  • Cultural Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Gaeilge
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Languages
  • New Media
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Technical Communication
  • ELearning.

Our postgraduate research student community is housed in the AHSS Graduate Research Centre.

Visit this page for more information on why you should choose to do your postgraduate research with us.