Applications now open for September 2022!

The Structured PhD (Home Economics) is a four-year full-time or six-year part-time programme delivered by the School of Home Economics,
in association with the National Centre of Excellence in Home Economics, St. Angela’s College, Sligo. 

This Structured PhD will be of interest to Home Economists, nationally and internationally,  who want to take the next step in developing their expertise and strengthening the research base
upon which Home Economics is built. Furthermore, prospective entrants from aligned and cognate disciplines such as the social sciences may also apply.     


What Will You Study?

Candidates undertake a focused doctoral project, aimed at making an original and publishable contribution to knowledge in the field of Home Economics. 
Candidates also complete a number of taught modules which support various aspects of the candidate’s research and professional development.

Applications are welcome from individuals whose proposals are directly aligned to research priorities in the School of Home Economics. Home Economics encapsulates three broad areas of study: Family Resource Management, Food Studies, and Textiles, Fashion, and Design. Its disciplinary base encompasses diverse content areas including: diet, nutrition and health promotion; food education and food science; textiles, fashion, craft and design; social, family and childcare studies; consumer literacy; education; family resource management; and sustainable lifestyles, technology and enterprise.

Please visit our School of Home Economics Research as well as individual Academic Staff Research Profiles,
in preparation for making an application to ascertain if your research topic is aligned with research expertise and priorities in the School.

Academic Expertise and Support

The School of Home Economics comprising the National Centre of Excellence in Home Economics boasts leading international academic experts in this specialist field with a number of academics holding positions on government advisory groups, Chair positions on internationally recognised committees and memberships of international research teams. Candidates will gain valuable transferrable skills as well as completing a research project which makes an original contribution to the field of Home Economics / aligned research areas.

Research students are encouraged to participate actively in relation to the wide range of research activities undertaken within the School and to avail of all resources offered including:
access to office accommodation on campus with computing facilities, access to the St. Angela’s College Students Union designated Postgraduate Affairs Officer,
access to both The McKeown Library and the NUI Galway James Hardiman Library facilities including all in person and virtual services,
dedicated support from the St. Angela’s College Academic Writing Centre and monthly access to the  Doctoral Roundtable (Support Group).

Career Opportunities

Completing this Structured PhD (Home Economics) will unlock future career opportunities at a high level in a broad range of public and private sector roles. Graduates may move into academic and research roles in Higher Education, continue to post-doctoral research or advance to leading roles in the public sector business/industry or within NGO’s.

Kappeler Bursary Available

For 2022-2023 applications, we are delighted to offer the Kappeler Bursary for PhD studies in Home Economics (part-time). More details HERE

Visit our Structured PhD (Home Economics) programme page for more details or email Dr Elaine Mooney to indicate your interest.
Applications close on 10th June 2022.               

Subject to incorporation, St. Angela’s College will join the new Atlantic Technological University in 2022 and subsequently become one of nine Atlantic TU campuses
across West and North West of Ireland. This Structured PhD will be accredited and awarded by the Atlantic TU.