PhD and Postdoctoral Research in Classics

Classics at NUI Galway has a lively research community of currently 14 PhD students (9 of whom are funded by the Irish Research Council) and one postdoctoral researcher.

We welcome enquiries from individuals who are interested in pursuing full-time research, whether towards a PhD in Classics or as Postdoctoral researchers. Candidates should be suitably qualified and have research interests related to those of our lecturing staff.

Researchers become part of NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which provides both a vibrant community of humanities researchers and links to other research institutes worldwide. It offers state-of-the-art facilities in the Hardiman Research Building (below).

Our researchers are also members of the Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-modern Studies (CAMPS), which  brings together an interdisciplinary  community of staff and students from Archaeology, Classics, English, French, German, History, Irish, and Old and Middle Irish. CAMPS runs regular research labs, facilitating presentation of work-in-progress.

Hardiman Research Building

PhD students

PhD students normally take the four-year Structured PhD programme, with the first year partly focused on taught modules in general research skills as well as discipline-specific areas (ancient languages, for example). The University's Courses Page provides information on how to apply, entry requirements, etc. 

Common sources of PhD funding are listed below. We will be happy to give further advice on funding.

Postdoctoral researchers

Potential postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to contact a member of staff to discuss potential funding through the Irish Research Council or Marie Curie schemes.