(Structured PhD) Digital Arts & Humanities (DAH)

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,

Course overview

Applications are invited in the area of Digital Humanities or Digital Arts research.

Digital Humanities proposals should include a strong digital component, either as a core method of research and dissemination, or as a subject of research in itself. Proposals may address any topic within Digital Humanities, including (but not limited to): archives & preservation; authorship attribution; classical studies; corpus analysis; crowdsourcing; historical studies; interdisciplinary collaboration; internet history; literary studies; natural language processing; ontologies; scholarly editing; stylistics and stylometry; text-mining; textual studies; visualisation. Previous DAH students have also worked closely with researchers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Galway (https://www.insight-centre.org/).

Digital Arts proposals may examine questions such as artistic practice informed by digital media; the intersection between artistic creativity and technological innovation; the impact of the digital on the form, structure and function of narrative. Proposals for practice-based doctorates are welcome as well as traditional academic formats.

Prospective applicants should identify and indicate potential supervisors for their research proposal: http://www.nuigalway.ie/findasupervisor/

Programmes available

PhD (full-time, four years)
PhD (part-time, six years)

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:

Entrants will be expected to have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree within a relevant discipline. Applicants proposing practice-based research should provide evidence of their work in the relevant area of practice.


Areas of interest

Areas of interest include all disciplines within the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Researcher profiles

The programme covers all disciplines within the College of Arts; check relevant College research website to see the research interests of potential supervisors.   

Find out more

Find out more:


Prof. Daniel Carey

T +353 91 493904

E Daniel.carey@nuigalway.ie


Dr. Justin Tonra

T +353 91 492566

E Justin.tonra@nuigalway.ie


Martha Shaughnessy

Development Manager

Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies

Room 2002, Floor 2

Hardiman Research Building

NUI Galway



T: 353 (0)91 493902

W:  www.mooreinstitute.ie

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/mooreinst


PAC code

Structured PhD, full-time—GYG38
Structured PhD, part-time—GYG65

Closing date:5pm 18 November, 2015.

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2015/16

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2015/16

Full time EU Fee €4,275 p.a. 
Part time EU Fee €2,250 p.a.

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