Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research

Next intake of students: September 2013

Deadline for receipt of applications: April 30th 2013

The PhD in Child and Youth Research is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, the School of Political Science and Sociology, and the School of Psychology at NUI Galway. As a structured four year programme, students will take taught modules in the first two years, and in years three and four concentrate on a dissertation begun in year one.

Programme Aims

1. To prepare programme participants to conduct high quality policy and practice-relevant research and programme evaluation with children and young people 
2. To develop programme participants’ knowledge and skills in key theoretical, methodological, policy and practice areas relating to children 
3. To provide graduates with the set of generic work-skills to facilitate their successful entry into the full range of employment settings

Entry Criteria

Entrants, who must be graduates, will be expected to have an upper second class honours degree in a social science. If applicants do not have a degree of that kind, they must have demonstrated high ability by some other means (e.g. through publications or achievement in a higher degree). Applications are welcome from individuals with strong policy and practice experience in relation to children.

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