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How to apply for a PhD at KBS?


At KBS we accept applications for research masters degrees and PhDs all year round. Your first step is to familiarise yourself with the research activities of the School, to make sure that there is a good match for your chosen topic. Your next step is to work up an outline research proposal addressing questions like these:
 

  • What is the topic that you want to research? You will find a list of individual faculty research interests here
  • Why is this important?
  • Who has written in this area before, and what are their findings?
  • What are the questions for which you would like to find answers?
  • How do you propose to research this?
  • Why are you the right person to address these questions?
  • Do you have a project plan outlining how long each stage of your research will take?
  • What expertise of your own are you bringing?
  • What knowledge or expertise will you need to develop in order to complete this work?
  • What is novel about your research?
  • What do think the impact of your research will be?

Your next step is to complete the application form and follow the instructions on the Graduate School website, here http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/how-apply#research