Deadline extended to August 31 for applications to innovative 4-year PhD program in "Texts, Contexts and Cultures" at University College Cork (IE).
Texts, Contexts, Cultures is a new departure in graduate research and training in Ireland. It offers candidates a multi-disciplinary PhD programme delivered in co-operation between Arts and Humanities research institutes at three of Ireland’s leading institutions - Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and NUI Galway. The programme investigates the most basic component of Arts and Humanities research – the text as material object. Texts, Contexts, Cultures has therefore been developed around three core areas of research: Imaging Ireland; History of the book; and Renaissance intellectual history. The structure is explained below.
Texts, Contexts, Cultures is designed to prepare students for life after graduation. Participants will benefit from a career training scheme that provides thorough preparation in research skills transferable to a wide variety of settings. They will also have access to placements and mentoring systems in a broad range of some of the most exciting contemporary organisations in media, the cultural and creative industries, public administration and academe.
Students register in one of the three partner institutions in Cork, Dublin or Galway, and modules and programs are shared across all three.
UCC was chosen by The Sunday Times as the Irish University of the year for 2003, and again for 2005. This Award was given for a number of reasons- the University’s position as the leading research institution in Ireland; its cosmopolitan character with an admirable student mix; the excellence of its teaching and academic standards; the flexibility of its degree programmes; its low drop-out rates; its high level of graduate employment; its links with business and industry and its successful Access and Bridging the Gap programmes.
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In Year One
Candidates will take three seminars, at least two of which will be drawn from the suite of three core courses.
•Core Course One - Imaging Ireland: Theories, Cultures, Contexts – Professor Nicholas Allen
•Core Course Two - History of the Book: Texts, Contexts, Cultures – Dr Crawford Gribben
•Core Course Three - The Renaissance: an intellectual and cultural history 1450-1650 – Professor Brendan Dooley
•Elective. The elective course is located in the candidate’s home institution. It may be taken at a related institution by arrangement and can replace one core course.
•All Core Courses will be taught on location in their home institution. All will be accessible to students at related institutions by video conferencing.
In Years Two to Four
students will pursue their doctoral research with the support of a supervisory panel of up to four members, which can be drawn from members of the participating institutions. In each case the candidate’s director must come from their institution of registration. The remaining members of the panel may come from any of the participating institutions.
After Year Two
Candidates will complete a placement in a knowledge economy environment. Each of these will be organized by the candidate’s registered institution.
Successful students will graduate from the institution of registration with a PhD in their discipline.
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