Professor Frank Shovlin with students

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

We provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of history, sociology, politics, literature, peace & conflict, migration, and women’s studies. Our staff are globally acclaimed researchers in their respective fields and we attract research students from all over the world to work with us. Our doctoral students pursue many original lines of research across the spectrum of Irish Studies, often with a comparative focus. Time frames span from pre-history to the present day, and we have a superb library and archive, the MacLua Library, housing rare books, political papers, correspondence, periodicals, and ephemera. There are rich opportunities for expert dual supervision if you wish to pursue a cross-disciplinary topic.