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Postgraduate Research
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We have a vibrant and supportive research community here at the University of Limerick, with students and faculty leading research into areas as diverse as hate crime legislation, arts and health, early modern European history, dance as an expression of identity, fan culture and popular music, the writings of W.B. Yeats, and language acquisition and teaching. These areas reflect just some of the diverse research strengths and areas of expertise with the Faculty. We have a number of research groups, centres and clusters that reflect particular areas of research excellence and impact within the Faculty, and which regularly organise events, lectures and seminars.

You can find out more about the research groups, centres and clusters here: www.ul.ie/artsoc/research/research-centres

Researchers within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences also work closely with our colleagues across the three other faculties at the University of Limerick, and we are dedicated to supporting translational and interdisciplinary research excellence.

Our Faculty is successful in attracting research funding at national and international levels, in publishing and performing research with prestigious journals, publishers and venues, and our programmes and schools have won multiple awards for excellence and innovation in education.

About postgraduate research

A research degree involves an in-depth study of a specific topic which is then written up as a thesis. At the University of Limerick, you can apply for a Masters by research (MA), Research Doctoral (PhD) or Structured PhD (SPhD). On average a research degree takes between two to four years to complete. You can apply anytime during the year, and you can apply straight after your undergraduate degree. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information on postgraduate research.

Postgraduate research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UL

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland is a vibrant, outward-looking faculty that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality teaching. Faculty are involved in research across a range of disciplines including Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, English, Gaeilge, History, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Modern Languages, New Media, Politics, Public Administration, Sociology, Teaching English as a Second Language and Technical Communication and ELearning. Our postgraduate research student community is housed in the AHSS Graduate Research Centre.

Visit this page for more information on why you should choose to do your postgraduate research with us.