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University College Dublin

Academic Year: 
2013 - 2014

Department Name

UCD School of Philosophy

Department Chair

Maria Baghramian,
Professor, Head of School

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
2
Teaching Assistantships:
Scholarships:
3
Students teaching their own classes:
Other Financial Information:
The School provides 3 partial scholarships. Full scholarships on competitive basis are available from the Irish Research Council.

Faculty


Members

Richard Kearney MA (McGill), PhD (Paris) Visiting Professor
Rowland Stout MA (Oxon) DPhil (Oxon), Associate Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

The strong research profile of staff working on Phenomenology, Critical Theory, Pragmatism and Neo-Pragmatism, and Ancient Philosophy ensures that the School is well placed for supervising students interested in going beyond the usual divisions between analytic and continental philosophy. The School organisesinternational conferences, workshops, and graduate masterclasses per year. It also hosts some of the biggest names in contemporary philosophy on regular basis. We also offer competitive funding to graduate students for conferences. There are module sharing arrangements with the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. UCD and TCD PhD students organise a number of events, including an annual international conference. The School is also home to the International Journal of Philosophical Studies and the international postgraduate philosophy journal Perspectives. The School has numerous exchange agreements with universities in Europe and USA.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
4
Additional Information: 
The minimum period for the completion of a structured PhD at UCD is four years. In their first year, students are required to successfully complete any four modules from those on offer.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
No
Writing Sample: 
No
Minimum GPA: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
2
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Research proposal Before applying, we strongly recommend that applicants to familiarise themselves with the research interests of the member of staff. Prospective students are also encouraged to contact staffs member directly and to discuss possible PhD projects informally.

Master's


Program Strengths

The courses on offer include all aspects of Contemporary European philosophy as well as courses in core areas of analytic philosophy. We also offer a number of interdisciplinary programmes including Consciousness and Embodiment, Philosophy and Literature, and Philosophy and Public Affairs. MA students may specialise by choosing from modules both in Analytic Philosophy and/or Continental Philosophy. The Master's programme has proven an ideal preparation for students who wish to enter PhD programmes in US, UK and the continental Europe. Recent holders of the UCD MA in Philosophy have been successful in gaining places in the PhD programs of – among others – Notre Dame, University of Texas, Austin, Brown, The New School, University College London, Kings College London, Oxford, Cambridge and Sheffield.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
6
Additional Information: 
In addition to six taught modules, students are required to write an MA thesis

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
No
Writing SampleRequired?: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
1
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
No
Non-Terminal Master's: 
Yes

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015