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Doctoral Scholarships at UCD Sutherland School of Law in Ireland

The Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer up to three new doctoral scholarships in law for the academic year 2018-2019. The scholarships are open to Irish, other EU and international applicants.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral programme.
Eligible Nationalities: The scholarships are open to Irish, other EU and international applicants.
Eligibility Criteria: Applications are invited from graduates with a degree (normally of a first class or very high 2.1 standard or equivalent). The degree should either (a)  in law or (b) in aninterdisciplinaryy degree in which law was a major component.  Holding a masters degree  in law will normally enhance considerably an applicant’s chances of acceptance on one of our PhD programmes.

Method of Application: This letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 single-spaced and can be sent either as an email attachment or in hard copy to Ms. Niamh McCabe, Graduate Programme Manager, Sutherland School of Law, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

  • In addition to the cover letter you must submit the following documents:
  • A research proposal which includes:
  • A statement of the research question the candidate proposes to examine;
  • An outline of the proposed methodology (in other words, an outline of how the applicant proposes to go about their research); and
  • A brief literature review. (The idea of this is to place the research within the current state of knowledge in the field in question. It should include a short, indicative, bibliography of works in the field). There is no maximum length for a research proposal. Normally, it would be at least three or four pages long.
  • Two academic references: Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees to ensure that references are received before the closing date/time for this scholarship.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit satisfactory evidence of competence in written and spoken English, i.e. overall IELTS 6.5 (including a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing parts and no part below 6.0) or 90 in the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum of 22 (reading) and 24 (writing) and no part below 20.) The test results must be less than 2 years old.
  • All academic transcripts.

Please complete an on-line University Postgraduate application by the deadline. Please also send a covering letter explaining why you wish to undertake a PhD, and in particular, why you wish to undertake a PhD at UCD School of Law.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018